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Nearly 700 Venezuelans held in a day: UN

Jan 29, 2019 23:19 IST

The United Nations says Venezuelan security forces detained nearly 700 people in a single day last week. Overall, some 850 people were detained between Monday and Saturday which included 77 children. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has certified that opposition leader Juan Guaido had authority to take control of bank accounts that Venezuela's government has in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or any other US-insured banks.