Prison riot kills 50 in Venezuela
January 26th, 2013
05:07 AM ET

Prison riot kills 50 in Venezuela

A riot at a Venezuelan prison left 50 people dead and dozens injured, CNN affiliate Globovision reported, the latest in a series of violent incidents in the nation's crowded detention system.

Clashes erupted yesterday after local media reported about a planned operation to disarm prisoners at the facility in Uribana, the prison ministry said in a statement.

Venezuela's top prison official said national guard troops entering the prison were met with violence.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. banasy©

    'Disarm' prisoners? They are armed??

    January 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Riots in the prisons
    Riots in the the street
    Riots during soccer games
    Does this list sound complete ?

    It started in the arab spring
    It started on the field
    It started in the neighborhood.
    The thu gs, they would not yield.

    This just does not make good sense to me.
    Why people are so cruel.
    One day I hope they will relent
    And common sense will rule.

    January 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Nice dream, my dear man; may it come true in our lifetime...

      January 26, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    You've got two hands; make it your own damn self, troll.

    January 26, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO

    Why can't I post my opinion of Chavez?

    January 26, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |