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Thousands March Against Socialist President in Venezuela

People gather in an event billed as the ¨March of the empty pots,¨ in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched in the capital Saturday to denounce the socialist government for a deepening economic crisis marked by widespread shortages and galloping inflation. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
People gather in an event billed as the ¨March of the empty pots,¨ in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched in the capital Saturday to denounce the socialist government for a deepening economic crisis marked by widespread shortages and galloping inflation. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

CARACAS, Venezuela—Thousands of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro marched in the capital Saturday to denounce the socialist government for a deepening economic crisis marked by...




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