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Three generals held in Venezuela as turmoil continues

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Anti-government unrest continues in Venezuela with the announcement that two more people have lost their lives.

The number of dead since protests began in early February has risen to 32.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has held meetings with a delegation of regional foreign ministers to discuss the crisis and said three high-profile arrests have been made: “Last night we captured three Air Force generals, who we were investigating, thanks to the powerful morals of our Bolivarian National Armed Forces. Three Generals who were attempting to raise the Air Force against the legitimacy of the constitutional government.”

Demonstrators are furious about hyper-inflation, rampant crime, corruption and a lack of staples in the shops.

Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez placated lower income voters with subsidies and handouts, however with the economy in free fall the turmoil looks set to continue.