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Explosion Near Venezuela March Kills 1, Injures 12

One person was killed and 12 were injured in Caracas on Thursday when a suspected bomb exploded near a huge pro-government demonstration attended by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, firefighters and hospital officials said. “This appeared to be an explosive device. … Unfortunately there is one person dead up to now,” Caracas Fire Chief Rodolfo Briceno told local radio. Twelve people were injured, most of them by shrapnel, Manuel Rojas, director of Caracas’ Vargas Hospital, told reporters. The explosion, which took place several blocks away from the spot where the left-wing Venezuelan president was greeting supporters at the rally, caused confusion. Full Story

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