Venezuela opposition party says regional official slain

An opposition leader was shot to death at a campaign rally Wednesday for next week’s congressional elections in Venezuela, his party said. The shooting took place in the central town of Altagracia de Orituco, the leader of Democratic Action party, Carolos Prosperi, said. He said he heard gunshots as the rally was breaking up and the party’s leader for the town, Luis Manuel Diaz, was hit. Also present at the event was Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, said another top party official, Henry Ramos Allup. Tintori is one of the best known faces of the forces opposing Venezuela’s socialist government. On her Twitter account Wednesday night, she denounced the “terror” that she charged was carried out by the governing party and said she had suffered multiple attacks in Altagracia de Orituco.



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