Medical sources: 61 killed and 120 injured in prison riot in Venezuela
The director of the Central Hospital of Barquisimeto, Ruy Medina, on Saturday confirmed to Spanish news agency Efe the new death toll of the violent events recorded in a Venezuelan jail following an inspection by authorities
Ruy Medina, the director of the "Antonio María Pineda" Central Hospital of Barquisimeto, confirmed on Saturday the new numbers to Efe. He added that 19 of the inmates who were injured underwent surgery.
Prison Affairs Minister Iris Valera announced Saturday afternoon that Uribana jail will be evicted totally, with inmates transferred to other prisons in the country.
Relatives of inmates described as slaughter the events recorded on Friday and blamed the violence directly on Minister Varela.
They are marching in step to the same tune. There is a coordinated effort to position the idea. The Twitter hashtag #YoSoyVictimaDeLaGuarimba (I'm a victim of "guarimbas", or protest barricades) can be read on all pro-government Twitter accounts, including those of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly's Press Office, the state-run food distribution network PDVAL, state airline Conviasa, the Venezuelan embassies in foreign countries, radio stations and the huge media network responsive to the Government's interests and messages.