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Rights Group Says Venezuela Violated Rights of Protesters

Venezuela's government has violated the rights of opposition protesters through beatings, illegal detentions and failure to follow due process, rights group Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Monday.   The group, which Venezuela's socialist government views as a pawn of the U.S. government, said troops used excessive force against peaceful protesters and that state prosecutors and judges tolerated or participated in the abuses.   The report entitled...

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