On Tuesday, about 3:30 p.m. an irregular situation emerged
in Chacaíto, eastern Caracas, between students staging
a demonstration and the Metropolitan Police (PM).
The university students insisted on moving towards Francisco Fajardo highway and started to hurl stones. Police agents fired back with tear gas canisters and pellets.
As students tried to demonstrate on the freeway, they bumped into two police lines.
Earlier Tuesday morning, students of Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB) and Central University of Venezuela (UCV) met in Chacaíto for a march towards the head offices of the Organization of American States (OAS).
TV shots in the afternoon showed the students retracted to El Rosal Avenue.
HYDROCARBONS World major oil producers are concerned about current oil prices, according to Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs Rafael Ramírez, following a meeting on Tuesday in Vienna with representatives of Saudi Arabia, Russia and Mexico.
HYCROCARBONS Representatives of Venezuela, Mexico and Russia met in Vienna to coordinate their position two days ahead of a crucial OPEC meeting, in the context of a dramatic fall in oil prices.
HYCROCARBONS The price of the Venezuelan oil basket lost USD 1.86 this week, ending at USD 68.97, the Venezuelan Ministry of Petroleum and Mining reported.