Death toll in Venezuela’s unrest rises to 26 | Reuters

Two Venezuelan men died on Tuesday from gunshots at political demonstrations, bringing to 26 the number of fatalities around this month’s protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government. The state prosecutor’s office said Orlando Medina, 23, was gunned down on a street in western Lara state during a protest local …

Venezuela Opposition Aims to Keep Protests Peaceful, but Violence Erupts – The New York Times

Venezuelan government officials blamed the opposition for attacks against pro-government demonstrators on Monday during sit-ins organized by the opposition that gathered thousands in support of elections. Officials said the casualties included two dead in gunfire in Mérida and Barinas States, among the places where opposition protesters gathered against President Nicolás …

On This Day in History – Tuesday, April 25, 2017

On April 25, 1945, delegates of 46 countries gathered in San Francisco to organize a permanent United Nations. Today is Tuesday, April 25, the 115th day of 2017 with 250 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Mars and …