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Death Toll From Venezuelan Prison Fight Passes 20, Minister Says

August 20, 2012

Venezuelan Prisons Minister Iris Varela said more than 20 people were killed yesterday at the Yare I prison in Miranda state after a confrontation between two armed groups.

Varela spoke on state television.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jose Orozco in Caracas at

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