Venezuela Braces for Anti-Maduro Protests Amid Talk of Internal Strife

People wait in line to buy products at government-regulated prices, Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 19, 2016 (AP photo by Ariana Cubillos).
People wait in line to buy products at government-regulated prices, Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 19, 2016 (AP photo by Ariana Cubillos).
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CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s ongoing political battle between its three branches of government, which has paralyzed efforts to stop the country’s slide into the economic abyss, is slated to get worse this weekend when the opposition takes to the streets to press President Nicolas Maduro to resign. The Democratic Unity Roundtable—the opposition coalition known by its Spanish acronym, MUD, that won a parliamentary majority in last year’s elections—has called for demonstrations in Caracas and other cities Saturday as part of a full-court press to end Venezuela’s crisis peacefully by forcing Maduro out and holding fresh presidential elections. In a press […]

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