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Venezuelan Beauty Queen Dies from Gunshot Wound Received During Protests
Written by Juan Arellano · Translated by Kitty Garden On 20 February 2014 @ 1:43 am | 2 Comments
In Breaking News, Citizen Media, Feature, Latin America, Politics, Protest, Spanish, Venezuela, Weblog
— El Universo (@eluniversocom) February 19, 2014 
Génesis Carmona, Venezuelan beauty queen, another victim of the political crisis.
Génesis Carmona, a young Venezuelan beauty queen and student, died  [es] on the 19th of February from a bullet wound to the head that she received  [es] the previous day during the anti-government protests .
Asi trasladaron a la estudiante Génesis Carmona que recibió un tiro en la cabeza mientras manifestabaen Vlalencia pic.twitter.com/GoNOTSh28Q 
— Luis Viana Rosales (@LuisVianaR) February 18, 2014 
This is how they transported the student Génesis Carmona who was shot in the head while protesting in Valencia.
— luismagallanes (@luismagallanes8) February 18, 2014 
@pabloaure in the Guerra Mendez clinic talking with the mother and another family member of Genesis Carmona who has a bullet wound to the head.
According to the specialists who treated her at the Dr. Rafael Guerra Méndez Clinic in the city of Valencia, Miss Tourism Carabobo 2013 was hit by the projectile in the right-hand side of the occipital lobe, which hosts the brain's visual centre. There was speculation that she would have lost her vision even if she had been able to recover.
Genesis Carmona (23)herida de bala en manifestación en Valencia sale de quirofano,se encuentra en terapia intensiva pic.twitter.com/NzwPiGA3uc 
— Marcos Morin Aguirre (@Mmorin_informa) February 18, 2014 
Genesis Carmona (23) wounded by a bullet at the protest in Valencia comes out of the operating theatre, is now in intensive care.
A Caracas newspaper has published a collection of tweets  [es] from the user Héctor Rotunda (@Hecalo ), who narrates the events from the moment Génesis Carmona received the gunshot wound until her death. Rotunda was in the same part of the protest as the late beauty queen.
Nosotros estabamos en la marcha frente a la estación del metro Cedeño. Se escuchó una ráfaga de disparos y nos lanzamos al suelo…
— Héctor Rotunda (@HecAlo) February 19, 2014 
We were at the march in front of the Cedeño subway station. We heard a burst of gunfire and threw ourselves to the ground…
On Twitter the reactions  of anguish and accusations continue. The Governor of the State of Carabobo, Francisco Ameliach, has been singled out as the main instigator of the attack on the protest in Valencia. A few days ago the Governor sent messages over Twitter that the protestors are now using to accuse him of inciting violence  [es]. In the following tweet, for example, he mentions the UBCH [es], the Bolívar – Chávez Battle Units (Unidades de Batalla Bolívar – Chávez) of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV  – Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela), the country's governing party.
— Francisco Ameliach (@AmeliachPSUV) February 17, 2014 
UBCH get ready for the forceful counter-attack. Diosdado will give the order.
Diosdado Cabello  is currently President of the National Assembly (Venezuelan Parliament).
Meanwhile the Member of Parliament Francisco Soteldo made a statement  [es] to the media asking for justice for the death of Carmona:
Soteldo: “Exigimos justicia por la muerte de Génesis Carmona” http://t.co/K0wAIKGAuD 
— CARABOBO INFORMA (@CBBOINFORMA) February 19, 2014 
Soteldo: “We demand justice for the death of Génesis Carmona”
Thus Carmona has become the fourth fatality in the protests  that have been taking place in Venezuela.
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 http://t.co/TEgdttGQCG: http://t.co/TEgdttGQCG
 pic.twitter.com/ry3d5m8mWp: http://t.co/ry3d5m8mWp
 February 19, 2014: https://twitter.com/eluniversocom/statuses/436204856643031040
 died: http://www.eluniversal.com/sucesos/140219/murio-genesis-carmona-miss-turismo-carabobo-2013
 received: http://www.eluniversal.com/arte-y-entretenimiento/television/140219/miss-turismo-2013-se-encuentra-con-pronosticos-reservados
 protests: http://globalvoicesonline.org/specialcoverage/protests-in-venezuela/
 pic.twitter.com/GoNOTSh28Q: http://t.co/GoNOTSh28Q
 February 18, 2014: https://twitter.com/LuisVianaR/statuses/435921356757032961
 @pabloaure: https://twitter.com/pabloaure
 pic.twitter.com/LHIYz8voKr: http://t.co/LHIYz8voKr
 February 18, 2014: https://twitter.com/luismagallanes8/statuses/435892783753478145
 pic.twitter.com/NzwPiGA3uc: http://t.co/NzwPiGA3uc
 February 18, 2014: https://twitter.com/Mmorin_informa/statuses/435900913388380161
 collection of tweets: http://diariodecaracas.com/que-sucede/amigo-estudiante-herida-en-valencia-narra-el-momento-del-ataque
 @Hecalo: https://twitter.com/HecAlo/
 February 19, 2014: https://twitter.com/HecAlo/statuses/435944931472203777
 reactions: https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=Genesis%20Carmona
 accuse him of inciting violence: http://www.el-nacional.com/politica/Poiticos-estudiantes-justicia-Genesis-Carmona_0_358764211.html
 UBCH : http://www.psuv.org.ve/temas/noticias/ubch/#.UwUV2s5nibE
 PSUV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Socialist_Party_of_Venezuela
 #GringosYFascistasRespeten: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GringosYFascistasRespeten&src=hash
 pic.twitter.com/tRafsF9D1E: http://t.co/tRafsF9D1E
 February 17, 2014: https://twitter.com/AmeliachPSUV/statuses/435247376723615744
 Diosdado Cabello: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diosdado_Cabello
 statement: http://www.notitarde.com/Valencia/Soteldo-Exigimos-justicia-por-la-muerte-de-Genesis-Carmona/2014/02/19/306575
 http://t.co/K0wAIKGAuD: http://t.co/K0wAIKGAuD
 February 19, 2014: https://twitter.com/CBBOINFORMA/statuses/436241302141685760
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