Venezuela teen killed during San Cristobal protest: official

February 24, 2015 7:00 PM

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SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - A teenager was killed during a protest in the western city of San Cristobal on Tuesday, a state official said, as tensions rise in Venezuela amid an economic crisis and a government crackdown on the political opposition.

The circumstances surrounding the death of 14-year-old Kluiver Roa remained unclear, Colonel Ramon Cabezas, head of citizen security for the state of Tachira, told reporters.

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