Last updated: 15 Feb 2014
Venezuela frees protesters as unrest goes on.
Government says 25 of 99 anti-Maduro demonstrators have been released pending trial, and that others will be free soon.
The announcement on Friday came as police in Caracas used tear gas and water cannons to clear out hundreds of demonstrators, who have spent days protesting against Venezuela’s government.
Read More: aljazeera.com/news/americas/
Venezuelans Blocked on Twitter as Opposition Protests Mount
By Patricia Laya, Sarah Frier and Anatoly Kurmanaev Feb 14, 2014
Twitter Inc. (TWTR) said the Venezuelan government blocked users’ online images as opposition groups marched through Caracas for a third day, demonstrating against record shortages and the world’s fastest inflation.
Nu Wexler, a Twitter spokesman, confirmed yesterday in an e-mail that the government was behind the disruption. President Nicolas Maduro banned protests Feb. 12 and asked supporters to counter with a “march against fascism” today, in a week of social unrest that has left at least three dead.
Read More: bloomberg.com