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Shooting at Venezuelan Opposition Rally Kills One, Injures 22

One person was killed and 22 wounded by gunfire that broke out during a rally held by foes of leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in a pro-Chavez district of Caracas, officials said. Three of the wounded were National Guard soldiers whose patrol came under fire in west Caracas as they took up positions in a security operation to try to prevent violence at the opposition protest. “There are 22 people wounded by bullets and one killed,” Caracas Fire Services Chief Rodolfo Briceno told Reuters. Government and opposition representatives blamed each other for the shootings. Gunfire erupted as several hundred supporters of the opposition Democratic Action Party held a rally in a narrow street in Catia, a poor, crime-ridden neighborhood that is a bastion of support for populist Chavez. Full Story

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