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The number of deaths at the border with Brazil has increased to seven

March 03, 2019, 07:17
Updated March 03, 2019, 7:25 pm

The number of deaths registered in the municipality of Gran Sabana in Bolivar, a region bordering Venezuela's border with Brazil, increased this Sunday with the death of a man wounded on February 23rd.

40-year-old Jorge Gonzalez died on Sunday morning after he was treated to Boavista Hospital in Brazil for injuries caused by military attacks in the city, reported journalist Pableysa Ostos.

Rolando Garcia, a Venezuelan citizen belonging to the Pemón ethnic group in Bolivar, died this Saturday for the same reason. It was the sixth death reported by the fierce days of February and the fourth local population that died in these events.

On February 23-24, there were several clashes between citizens of the region and national security forces who used firearms to suppress protesters with a request to enter humanitarian aid and open the border Brazilian subject.

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