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An opposition activist returns tear gas to riot police during a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on March 5, 2014. (AFP Photo/Juan Barreto)

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An opposition activists shows a sign reading “Cuban mercenaries out of the National Guard” during a protest in front of the OAS headquarters building in Caracas on March 3, 2014. The latest wave of protests, which erupted on February 4 and up to now has left at least 18 people killed and 250 injured, has grown into the biggest threat to President Nicolas Maduro since he succeeded socialist icon Hugo Chavez last year. AFP PHOTO/JUAN BARRETO

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A student from the Alejandro Humboldt University holds up a sign that reads in Spanish “And who has the weapons?” as she shouts slogans against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro to protest yesterday’s killing of Bassil Da Costa, at the Alejandro Humboldt University where he studied in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

Power outage plunges most of Venezuela into darkness

Caracas, Reuters—Venezuela’s second massive power outage of the year plunged much of the nation into darkness on Monday night, prompting renewed talk of sabotage from President Nicolás Maduro’s government and cries of incompetence from its foes. Power went...
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raises his fist during a rally in Caracas on November 12, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/Leo RAMIREZ)

Venezuela’s Maduro poised to get decree powers

Venezuela’s Maduro poised to get decree powers

Caracas, AP—Venezuela’s National Assembly on Tuesday stripped an opposition lawmaker of her immunity from prosecution in a case of alleged corruption, clearing the way for the legislature to grant the president special power to enact laws by decree. President...