Rufo Chacon, Child Blinded by Maduro’s Army, Now Suicidal

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Rafael Augusto B. L. de Oliveira | @ancient_scrolls

On the afternoon of July 1st, Rufo Chacon, a 16-year-old Venezuelan boy, was participating in a protest against Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship. He ended up blind after policemen fired rubber bullets that hit both his eyes. Rufo Chacon and his mother, Adriana Parada, were part of a movement protesting against the shortages of basic goods such as cooking gas and food in the state of Tachira.

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