Venezuelan Beauty Queen Is Another Victim Of Political Unrest
Venezualan beauty queen, Genesis Carmona, died of a bullet wound in the fifth fatality from the country’s political unrest, as imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez urged supporters to keep fighting for the departure of the socialist government.
College student and model Carmona was shot in the head during a protest. She was then rushed to the hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit at the Guerra Méndez clinic in Valencia.
“We confirm that Miss Tourism Carabobo Genésis Carmona has passed away from a gunshot to the head, while protesting yesterday in Valencia,” reported the country’s daily El Universal.
“We deeply lament to have to say that our Génesis Carmona has just passed away after receiving a gunshot to the head yesterday. Our condolences to her family,” Miss Carabobo organization also confirmed Carmona’s death on its official Facebook page.
Tensions have risen in the country since Lopez surrendered to troops after spearheading weeks of demonstrations against the government.