The EU External Action Service has heavily criticised Venezuela for the “excessive and disproportionate” use of force by its security forces. Venezuelan security services have dealt with protests during elections on Sunday in an excessively brutal manner, leading the European Commission to warn that Venezuelan government plans would “further de-legitimise” democracy.
In a statement published on Monday, a spokesperson for the EU executive said the events of the past 24 hours had “reinforced the ...

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