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Venezuelan VP supports minister after prison riot

Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolás Maduro expressed his condolences to the relatives of the casualties of Uribana prison, and remarked that the prison population is the "direct result" of capitalism

EL UNIVERSAL
Tuesday January 29, 2013  05:11 PM
Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday expressed his support for Penitentiary Affairs Minister Iris Varela after a riot in Uribana prison, northwest Venezuela, that left 58 dead and 95 injured.

"We give our full support, all our support, and our company so that she can continue with this work," the vice-president said, and underscored Varela's "huge efforts," Efe, cited. 

"We need the country to have prisons that are really model prisons," he added.

Maduro expressed his condolences to the relatives of the casualties of Uribana prison, and remarked that the prison population is the "direct result" of capitalism.
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