Linda Loaiza is challenging the Venezuelan state over failure to deliver justice in case that highlights impunity on violence against women
CARACAS, Venezuela- Venezuelan officials said they’re looking into the alleged killing of 28 miners in the southeastern jungle state of Bolivar.
Families believe the miners were murdered Friday in a dispute over a gold claim. The South American country’s public prosecutor’s office told Sunday it was opening an investigation.
State Governor Francisco Rangel has denied that any massacre took place. He told local law enforcement officials find no bodies at the alleged scene of the crime.
A local community is demanding further investigation and has blocked the main road connecting the region to the border with Brazil.
Opposition lawmaker Americo De Grazia said country government is a possibility complicit in the crime. He has compared the suit to the disappearance of 43 Mexican students in the hands of police in 2014.
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