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    Thousands Take to Caracas Streets to Protest Maduro

    What do they want? Total recall. Just days after neighbor Brazil ousted its president in an impeachment vote, Venezuela’s opposition is hoping to get the same result by another means. Venezuela’s economic devastation has led to food shortages, looting and violence, and hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded Caracas, calling for President Nicolas Maduro’s recall. Maduro, whose government reportedly tried to quash the protests via arrests and deportations, says the opposition’s attempting a coup — but some observers see this as no less than a referendum on the nation’s socialist revolution.

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