Venezuelan National Assembly member Robert Serra was killed on Wednesday at around 10 p.m. Venezuela time, according to government spokespeople.
Serra was a prominent left wing politician and close ally of President Nicolas Maduro, and at 27 years, one of the youngest members of the National Assembly in recent years. He was also a youth leader
He was a well known youth leader in Maduro’s socialist party, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).
“The revolution needs the best youths and experiences (ones) – as the…key to constructing Chavista socialism,” Serra said on September 14.
Official sources say he was killed in his home in the barrio of La Pastora, Caracas.
“About an hour ago … we don’t know yet the motive behind the murder… We call for calm… we guarantee that we will investigate what is behind this and provide more information in a few hours,” said Miguel Torres, Minister for Internal Affairs, to teleSUR, tonight.
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