Hugo Chavez's childhood home burned by anti-government protesters in Venezuela
Protesters have set late president Hugo Chavez's childhood home in western Venezuela on fire, an opposition legislator said, as protests against the nation's socialist government grew increasingly hostile.
Yorman Bervecia, 19, was shot and killed during a protest, according to the nation's chief prosecutor. His death brings to at least 49 the number killed in nearly two months of anti-government protests demanding new elections.
"It is pretty symbolic that the citizens are venting their frustrations on the author of the Bolivarian revolution," said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas.
Residents of Caracas awoke on Monday to several smouldering barricades made of rubbish and torn-down street signs.
On the outskirts of Caracas, where reports of night-time protests and looting have become more frequent, the situation was even more tense. Young men with their faces covered or wearing gas masks put down barbed wire at roadblocks every few blocks and menacingly asked bystanders for contributions to their "Resistance" movement.
Mr Maduro accused protesters on Sunday of setting fire to a government supporter, saying what he calls "Nazi-fascist" elements are taking root in the opposition's ranks and contributing to a dangerous spiral of violence in the two-month anti-government protest movement.