Venezuelan gov't: no evidence of slaughtered indigenous community
The Venezuelan Minister for the Indigenous Peoples said no piece of evidence has been found
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Venezuela's Public Office investigates massacre of indigenous people
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The authorities began the investigation on Friday after 80 members of the indigenous tribe were reported murdered.
The minister informed a commission of inquiry has been set up. It is comprised by the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), the Public
Ministry, the Ombudsman's Office, the Ministry for the Indigenous Peoples, and the Ministry of the Interior and Justice.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."