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Venezuela: Caracas protesters hold third opposition rally in a week


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Venezuela: Caracas protesters hold third opposition rally in a week

Venezuela is in turmoil. In the third opposition rally in the space of a week, several thousand demonstrators marched through downtown Caracas, reportedly in the direction of the national election board’s headquarters.

Cordons put in place by the police and National Guard did little to dampen their spirits and protesters continued to chant slogans slamming President Nicolas Maduro.

They are urging election officials to give the go-ahead for a recall referendum against the leader sometime in 2016. Their aim: a snap presidential election.

Officials in the ruling Socialist Party say there’s not enough time to organise it, however the opposition claims the electoral body is dragging its feet.

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