Rights Abuses Rampant in Venezuela Crackdown on Anti-Government Protests, Report Says

In February 2014, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Venezuela in response to historic levels of inflation, the second highest murder rate in the world excluding war zones, crippling shortages of basic goods, and increasing abuses of power. More than a year since the anti-government movement erupted, the situation in the country has not improved, Amnesty International said in a new report, and rampant human rights violations that occurred in the government's quelling of the protests continue with impunity.