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Water cannons blast Venezuelan protesters

Opposition Deputy Carlos Paparoni is hit by a jet of water during riots at a march to the state ombudsman’s office in Caracas, Venezuela, May 29, 2017. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

Water cannons blast Venezuelan protesters

Venezuelan security forces disperse protesters opposed to President Nicolas Maduro with water cannons in the capital, Caracas.

Maduro’s adversaries have been blocking highways and setting up barricades for two months, demanding that he call early elections and address an increasingly severe economic crisis that has left millions struggling to get enough to eat.

Fifty-nine people have died in the often violent street melees, which Maduro calls an effort to overthrow his government. (Reuters)

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