Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) takes a picture while he waits for the arrival of Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, at Miraflores Palace in Caracas November 25, 2015. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)
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A local Venezuelan opposition leader was shot dead during a public meeting Wednesday, his party said, days before a legislative election that is raising tensions around the politically polarized nation.Armed assailants in a vehicle shot Luis Diaz, head of Democratic Action party in the town of Altagracia de Orituco in central Venezuela, while he was at a meeting with locals, the movement's national leader said.Democratic Action is part of the opposition Democratic Unity coalition about to contest a Dec. 6 election for a new National Assembly in Venezuela.
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