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Young activist, ex-military man killed in Venezuela protests


A 20-year-old man from the opposition Popular Will Party on Sunday became the most recent person to die in a wave of anti-government protests held almost daily since the end of March, Venezuelan authorities said. A former military man died in a separate incident on Saturday when he was attacked by a group of people in another part of the country in a continuing wave of violence sparked by ongoing protests. Officials said Sunday the young activist Cesar Pereira died earlier in the day in the eastern state of Anzoategui. He was gravely wounded when he was shot in the abdomen the day before in a community about 150 miles (240 km) east of the capital, Caracas. (AP)