Venezuelan military kills woman in standoff over international aid, mayor says

Caracas (CNN)Venezuelan soldiers killed at least one person and injured a dozen others Friday near the Brazilian border in a standoff with a local indigenous community over international aid entering the country, according to a local mayor.

“Instead of mediating, the military started shooting,” Emilio Gonzalez, mayor of the municipality of Gran Sabana, told CNN.
Gonzalez said the victim was a 34-year-old woman, who was part of an indigenous group that clashed with the Venezuelan military, one day after President Nicolas Maduro shuttered the country’s border with Brazil.

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