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Violence in the streets as Venezuelan security forces clash with students

By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Wallis CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan security forces and demonstrators faced off in streets blocked by burning barricades in several provincial cities on Thursday as protests escalated against President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government. At least five people have died since the unrest turned violent last week,…

Post-election violence in Venezuela leaves seven dead

Protests over Venezuela’s disputed election to succeed the late Hugo Chavez have so far left seven people dead and dozens injured, as president-elect Nicolas Maduro and his rival traded blame Tuesday. The political crisis in the oil-rich country deepened as protests swept parts of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities for…