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Anti-Maduro protesters clash with Venezuelan police

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 01:08

Venezuelan police block an anti-Maduro march in Caracas, the third demonstration in the city this week demanding a referendum to recall the president. Rough Cut - subtitled (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Opposition protesters take to the streets of Caracas. They're demanding a recall referendum to end Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's socialist rule. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, PROTESTER, SAYING: "We're tired of the corruption. We're tired of the queues. We're tired that every day they smack us in the face with this supposed economic war. That doesn't exist, Maduro. The economic war is your war against us." Protests are becoming more common in Venezuela amid worsening food shortages, frequent power and water cuts, and rampant inflation. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) JAVIER LOPEZ, PROTESTER, SAYING: "We are going to continue on the street until we get freedom in Venezuela and we get this country on the path to progress." Maduro's government says there's no time to organize a recall referendum this year.... ...and accuses opposition leaders of seeking a coup with the help of the United States.

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Anti-Maduro protesters clash with Venezuelan police

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 01:08