Topic: Iris Varela
A prison riot between the Venezuelan National Guard and armed prisoners left more than 50 people dead. Both the ruling party and the opposition called for better enforcement of the law in prisons.
The new prisons minister, appointed in the wake of a deadly riot at El Rodeo prison outside Caracas, says that she will let 20,000 nonviolent criminals go.
08/01/2011 04:18 pm