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[AFP] Venezuela protest toll climbs to 21 with student…

[AFP] Venezuela protest toll climbs to 21 with student shooting

The death toll from five weeks of political unrest in Venezuela has climbed to 21 after a student was fatally shot in the city of San Cristobal, authorities said Tuesday.

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[Yahoo! News] Venezuela unrest plays out daily in upscale area

[Time] Venezuelan Student Leader Killed in Anti-Government Clashes

[The Washington Post] Prominent Venezuelan student leader Daniel Tinoco shot dead

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Protests and talks widen rifts in Venezuela opposition

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Protests and talks widen rifts in Venezuela opposition

As violent protests in Venezuela alienate moderates in the opposition and show no signs of toppling President Nicolas Maduro, the socialist leader’s call for talks is deepening divisions between his rivals.

The country’s worst civil unrest in a decade has killed at least 20 people, including supporters of both sides and members of the security forces, since early last month.

Day after day, thousands of opposition supporters march peacefully in cities around the nation, demanding political change and an end to high inflation, shortages of basic foods in stores, and one of the highest murder rates in the world.

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One Year After Chávez’s Death, a Divide in Venezuelans’ Fervor

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[The New York Times] One Year After Chávez’s Death, a Divide in Venezuelans’ Fervor

(Hugo Chavez’s) successor and acolyte, President Nicolás Maduro, presided over the events, which served as a distraction from weeks of protests against his government and the country’s deeply ingrained problems, including high inflation, shortages of many basic goods and violent crime.

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[Voice of America] Venezuela’s Worsening Conditions Threaten Chavez Legacy

[The Wall Street Journal] Venezuela Divided One Year After Chávez’s Death

[The Economist] A test of political maturity