In Caracas, Tensions Simmer over Venezuelan Election

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In the immediate aftermath of Venezuela’s tightly contested presidential election this past Sunday, supporters of Venezuela opposition leader Henrique Capriles demanded a recount after a slim electoral defeat to Nicolas Maduro, the anointed heir of the late Hugo Chavez. Protests raged in Caracas and elsewhere. Though they subsided in subsequent days amid calls from both camps for peace, tensions remain high.

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