Navigation
Suscribe
Menu Search Facebook Twitter
Search Close
Menu ALL SECTIONS
  • Capital Coahuila
  • Capital Hidalgo
  • Capital Jalisco
  • Capital Morelos
  • Capital Oaxaca
  • Capital Puebla
  • Capital Quintana Roo
  • Capital Querétaro
  • Capital Veracruz
  • Capital México
  • Capital Michoacán
  • Capital Mujer
  • Reporte Índigo
  • Estadio Deportes
  • The News
  • Efekto
  • Diario DF
  • Capital Edo. de Méx.
  • Green TV
  • Revista Cambio
Radio Capital
Pirata FM
Capital Máxima
Capital FM
Digital
Prensa
Radio
TV
X
Newsletter
Facebook Twitter
X Welcome! Subscribe to our newsletter and receive news, data, statistical and exclusive promotions for subscribers
World

UN Rights Chief Airs Worry about Food Shortages in Venezuela

More Than 100,000 Venezuelans have crossed the border to Colombia to buy basic goods

Opposition members chant, "Recall" during a protest asking for a referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro, outside the National Electoral Council, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, photo: AP/Fernando Llano
1 year ago

GENEVA — The U.N. human rights office is expressing concern about deteriorating human rights, growing violence and “severe shortages” of food, medicine and basic goods in Venezuela.

The office of human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein points to reports of rising protests demanding access to food, the arrest of hundreds of demonstrators and excessive use of force against protesters in recent weeks.

The Geneva-based office on Tuesday urged Venezuelan authorities to ensure the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and “to consider accepting humanitarian aid” to ensure food and medicine supplies are distributed.

Venezuela’s government opened its long-closed border with Colombia over the weekend, prompting more than 100,000 Venezuelans to cross to buy as many basic goods as possible amid an economic crisis and 700-percent inflation in Venezuela.

Comments Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Share
More From The News
Mexico

TUSGS Says Mexico Quake Magnitude 7.1

1 hour ago
Business

Kohl's to Start Accepting Amazon Returns ...

2 hours ago
World

Trump Lawyer: Senate Panel Delays Privat ...

3 hours ago
Business

Delta Ends Flights Between Guam and Japa ...

3 hours ago
Most Popular

TUSGS Says Mexico Quake Magnitude 7.1

By The Associated Press
Mexico

Mancera Pays Tribute to 85 Earthquake in ...

By Notimex
Mexico

Hurricane Maria Smashes Dominica, Now Me ...

By The Associated Press
World

Mexican Independence Day: A Quick Guide

By Peter Appleby
Mexico

Global Shares Drift as Investors Pause A ...

By The Associated Press
Business