Venezuela Cracks Down on Dissent

February 25, 2015 2:47 AM

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Venezuela Cracks Down on Dissent

CARACAS—Lawmakers from Venezuela’s ruling party moved to strip an opposition congressman of his seat in what adversaries of President Nicolás Maduro ’s government said was part of an escalating campaign to silence dissent.

The legislative measure came as an antigovernment protest in the western city of San Cristobal turned violent, officials said, with police firing a shot that killed a 14-year-old boy.

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