22 July 2012

VENEZUELA : 20 Day Merida Prison Stand-off Ends.


      After 20 days...a riot/negotiation standoff ended at the Cepra prison in Merida state.
      Police invaded the prison in the madrugada...and the rebellion leaders surrendered.
      At least 22 inmates have died during the nearly 3 week protest over enforced transfers to other prisons.
      Extreme overcrowding remains a critical issue in Venezuela...and prison protests cost at least 500 lives in 2011.