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Capital: Caracas •  Currency:  Bolívar fuerte •  President: Nicolás Maduro •  Population: 31.02 million (2016) World Bank •  Country code‎: ‎+58

April 04, 2017

 

Venezuela Security Forces Guard Caracas Ahead Of Protest

 

Venezuelan authorities closed subway stations, blocked a central square and set up extra checkpoints on Tuesday, April 4, ahead of a planned opposition march in Caracas against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government, witnesses said.

 

The president's supporters were planning their own counter-rally. Fearful of clashes, some locals were staying home, and some businesses were closed.

 

Tensions have soared in the nation's long-running political standoff after the pro-Maduro Supreme Court annulled the opposition-led congress' functions.

 

Although it retracted that ruling over, the National Assembly remains powerless due to previous court judgments. Foreign pressure on Maduro has risen as scattered opposition protests have restarted.

 

"It is Mr. Maduro who has ordered shut all the accesses to Caracas to stop people expressing their repudiation," said opposition leader Henrique Capriles. "He's terrified."

 

Stung by criticism from most of Latin America, Maduro says the U.S. government and other foes are trying to whip up hysteria against him to lay the groundwork for a coup.

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