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In Venezuela, protests continue after government takes over city plaza

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In Venezuela, tensions on are on the rise this week after government forces moved in to clear a plaza in the capitol that has become a focal point for protesters.  The clashes have continued for six weeks now.

Opposition groups cite inflation and a high crime rate but President Nicolas Maduro has called the criticisms a pretext for a coup. For more, we’re joined by James Menendez, host of Newshour on the BBC World Service.

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