October 2016: Anti-Government Protests in Venezuela
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.
1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger
- Anti-Government Protests in Venezuela
- On Oct. 26, 2016, thousands of anti-government protesters gather in the streets of Caracas,Venezuela to protest their "dictator-like" president, Nicolas Maduro. Recently the people of Venezuela called for a recall election but it was blocked by the electoral authorities and Maduro's allies. Protesters believe that Maduro has abandoned the presidency by neglecting to do his job. They blame him for the triple digit inflation, and the lack of food and medicine throughout the country. These protests spark a congressional decision to open a political trial against Maduro.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd