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CARACAS, Thursday February 14, 2013 | Update
 
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Troops catch six students protesting at Cuban Embassy in Venezuela

The university students intended to deliver a letter at the Cuban Embassy requesting information about the health status of President Hugo Chávez

National Guard officers repealed the student protest in front of the diplomatic mission (Handout photo)
EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday February 14, 2013  03:10 PM
Six students from several Venezuelan universities were detained early on Thursday by National Guard officers. Demonstrators were trying to deliver a letter at the Cuban Embassy asking for information about the health status of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

The students were captured and driven to an unknown detention center shortly as soon as they arrived.

Later on, a larger group of 50 students showed up in the scene. All of them would take part in the action. More than 100 troops were waiting for them at the embassy.

The troops not only captured and prevented the students from delivering their letter, but also hurt two press photographers, including Edsaú Olivares, of daily newspaper El Universal. Their press materials were seized.

With reporting by Reyes Theis
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