THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The New York Times
The Venezuelan authorities say six people, including three army intelligence officials and a police officer, have been detained in the killing of an opposition student leader. The justice minister, Tarek El-Aissami, said Thursday that two civilians were detained along with the intelligence employees and officer, who had been suspended from Venezuela’s scientific and investigative police for disciplinary reasons. Mr. El-Aissami said that the presumed murder weapon was also recovered and that the authorities were investigating two additional suspects. The student leader, Julio Soto, died Oct. 1 when his vehicle was sprayed with gunfire. He had helped organize protests against constitutional amendments proposed by President Hugo Chávez last year.