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Fear And Fury In Venezuela, As Strike Protesting 'Dictatorship' Begins

President Nicolas Maduro plans to rewrite Venezuela's Constitution. As a general strike begins, the Organization of American States expresses fear that security forces might start a "bloodbath."
Members of the opposition launched a 24-hour nationwide strike on Thursday to increase pressure on beleaguered leftist President Nicolas Maduro following four months of deadly street demonstrations. Here, demonstrators block off an avenue during an anti-government protest. Source: Ronaldo Schemidt

Empty streets, makeshift barricades, burning tires, signs scrawled with "No to dictatorship": Protests continue on the streets of Venezuela as a 24-hour general strike takes hold, the latest development in an ongoing political and economic crisis.

Some citizens are trying to go to work despite the shutdown of public transportation; others are taking to blockaded streets in protest. There is widespread fear of more bloodshed after months of conflict and dozens

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