Clashes erupt on Venezuela streets
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2002
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Supporters and opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez clashed Wednesday, fighting running street battles in a western city and skirmishing with fists, sticks and stones outside the presidential palace in Caracas.
Several people were hurt in the disturbances, which reflect growing political tensions in the world's fourth largest oil exporter, where left-wing populist Chavez is facing growing opposition to his three-year-old rule. MORE