Venezuela's Attorney General Carlos Escarra Dies


Salon Staff
January 26, 2012 1:09AM (UTC)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's justice minister says that the attorney general has died of a heart attack.

Tareck El Aissami says the death of Carlos Escarra occurred on Wednesday.

Lawmakers allied with President Hugo Chavez chose Escarra as attorney general in August 2011.

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While Escarra was a Chavez loyalist, his brother, Herman, is closely sided with Venezuela's opposition.


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