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John Kerry rebukes Venezuela for `unacceptable` use of force

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 09:15

Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday condemned Venezuela`s "unacceptable" use of force against anti-government protesters, and declined to respond to an offer from Caracas for bilateral talks.
"The government`s use of force and judicial intimidation against citizens and political figures, who are exercising a legitimate right to protest, is unacceptable and will only increase the likelihood of violence," Kerry said in a statement. "This is not how democracies behave."

First Published: Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 09:15

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