Venezuela has suffered greatly since leftist hero and Marxist Hugo Chavez took control of the country in 2007 and ruled until his death in 2013. Nicolas Maduro took over the regime after Chavez succumbed to cancer.
Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world but the people are literally starving after a decade of Socialist rule.
Food lines in Venezuela are commonplace.
On Sunday the regime is holding an election to give Socialist leader Nicolas Maduro more control.
Turnout is light.
On Sunday afternoon a PNB (Venezuela Police) patrol that was clashing with protesters were bombed in Plaza Altamira.
The bombing was caught on video.
#VenezuelaVotaHoy A PNB (#Venezuela police) patrol that was clashing with protestors was attacked with an IED in Plaza Altamira, #Caracas. pic.twitter.com/ZO8r18uvRQ
— Guido Mastrangelo (@GuidoGma) July 30, 2017
Local media also captured the explosion.
¡Tremenda foto! #30Julio momento exacto de cuando hubo la gran explosión en la Plaza de Altamira.
Reconocimiento al reportero gráfico. pic.twitter.com/JTXLLSxCNO
— El Pulso.com (@ElpulsoVzla) July 30, 2017
Authorities describe it as an IED.
¡Urgente! Así fue la explosión contra la PNB en Plaza Altamira. pic.twitter.com/CGjYtAkOpK
— Jesus Medina Ezaine (@jesusmedinae) July 30, 2017
Violence broke out in other parts of the city.
YusnabyPost: RT Yusnaby: Mientras tanto en #Venezuela… pic.twitter.com/pXBWOcyPca
— Jorge Alvarez (@jealvarezb343) July 30, 2017