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Protests continue in Venezuela amid rising tensions

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A man attends a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on February 23, 2014. A total of 25 people were injured overnight during clashed between opposition groups and police in eastern Caracas. On Saturday the lasgest opposition rally had taken place after almost three weeks of students protests, which left ten people killed. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images

In Venezuela, protesters took to the streets over the weekend in opposing rallies in the nation's capital, Caracas. The marches follow two weeks of protests that have challenged President Nicolás Maduro.

The Venezuelan government has responded to recent protests with arrests and swift military action. But Could this be a turning point in the post-Chavez era?

To help answer that we called Virginia López, a journalist with The Guardian based in Caracas.

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