The demonstrations against the government in Venezuela have led to the death of more than 40 people and the imprisonment of around 850 people, including at least 77 minors, the United Nations Human Rights Office said Tuesday.
Rights Office spokesman Rupert Colville said that last Wednesday alone 696 people were detained by security forces – the highest number of days in a single day in the South American country for at least 20 years.
Colville said in Geneva that 26 of those killed would be shot by government officials, five were killed in house robberies, and eleven were reportedly killed by "unknown persons" associated with looting. He said a member of the Bolivarian Guard was reportedly killed in the state of Monagas.
US ANNOUNCES SWEEPING SANCTIONS AGAINST VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO, STATE-OWNED OIL COMPANY Since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in a campaign to remove controversial President Nicolas Maduro last week ,
On Monday, Guaido called on his supporters to protest in all corners of the country "and around the world, growing pressure against Maduro, who intensified the controversial presidential election last year.
"I'm the only legitimate president of Venezuela," Guaido told ARD. "There were no elections in 201
The head of state claim of the 35-year-old leader of the opposition citizen The majority of Western powers, led by the United States, supported the assembly.
On Monday, the Trump administration announced billions of dollars in new sanctions against Maduro and the country's state oil monopoly, PDVSA. Economic sanctions were aimed at increasing pressure on Maduro to relinquish power to the opposition.
Venezuela's opposition leader calls for more protests as Madura loses control of assembly pressure
For oil revenues, the deployment of 41 percent of oil exports to the US by Maduro could be made daily to the Gulf Coast Refineries sold around 500,000 barrels per day to redirect the markets in Russia, China, India, Malaysia and Thailand.  In the meantime, national security adviser John Bolton warned that "all options are on the table" against Venezuela, which may face a "significant reaction" if US diplomatic personnel, Guaido or members of the National Assembly are harmed , In this photo, published by the Presidential Palace presidential press in Miraflores, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, center, is jogging alongside his Secretary of Defense Vladimir Padrino Lopez (right) and Sol as he visits Ft. Paramacay in the state of Carabobo, Venezuela, Sunday, January 27th. "/>