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UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet denounced the killing of young dissenters in Venezuela.

By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup

Her report was released on July 4, 2019.

It puts together the official number of 6,800 people killed by police forces in the last 18 months with reports from their families about how Venezuela Special Action Forces (FAES in Spanish) operate as death squads.

Meanwhile President Nicolás Maduro and U.S.-backed self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó are holding secret meetings in Norway with no positive result for the working class.

The living conditions have worsened a lot. Unemployment is on the rise.

The major part of the workers gets the minimum wage which is US$ 7.60 including food allowance. That is impossible to make ends meet.

One kilogram of rice is US$ 1. One kilo of wheat flour is US$ 1.5. One medium chicken is US$ 4.

Medicine and food stuffs are scarce.

Both Maduro administration and Guaidó economic plans lies on austerity policies.

Labor contracts and Union elections are suspended.

A labor caucus called “Trabajadores en Lucha” (Workers in Struggle) emerged as an alliance for labor rights, independent from both Maduro administration and U.S.-backed Juan Guaidó.

The National Association of Venezuelan Refugees, an organization affiliated to CSP-Conlutas, stands for a workers’ alternative to both Maduro and Guaidó.