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At 'sit-ins' and barricades, Venezuela protesters try to keep momentum

At 'sit-ins' and barricades, Venezuela protesters try to keep momentum

President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government accuses foes of seeking a violent coup with US connivance, while the opposition says he is a dictator repressing peaceful protest.

She said she's thinking about joining a sister and scores of college friends who have left the South American country seeking a better future.

As the sea of protesters approached the headquarters of state-run PDVSA oil company, they were met by rubber bullets and a curtain of eye-scorching tear gas, some of it a never-before-seen red colour. "That's what I say as head of state and prime minister". Demonstrators have been calling for presidential elections due next year to be brought forward and for President Maduro to step down.

When the CNE made the original announcement of the election delay in October, it said Venezuelans would be able to vote for the governors of the country's 23 states in the first half of 2017, followed by regional elections in which the mayors of Venezuela's 335 municipalities would be chosen by the end of 2017. "We are hungry because of him", she said of the president.

Rodriguez may have been referring to a widely circulated video on social media in which three lieutenants said they no longer recognize Maduro as President and commander in chief and warn of a possible civil war.

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Maduro is pressing the opposition to resume dialogue, frozen since previous year after it accused the government of not complying with agreements which include the call for elections.

Fianna Fail's foreign affairs spokesman, Darragh O'Brien, said Sinn Fein should withdraw its support for Mr Maduro in light of the growing unrest in Venezuela over soaring poverty rates. We're simply warming up because the day will come that we are all coming to the street until this government goes", said Gladys Avariano, a 62-year-old lawyer, under an umbrella at the Caracas "sit-in."More than 1,400 people have been arrested this month over the protests, with 636 still detained as of Monday, according to local rights group Penal Forum".

Calls for early presidential elections and Maduro's resignation have resounded through weeks of political unrest in Venezuela, which is in the midst of an economic crisis and enduring shortages of food, basic goods, and medicine. That decision was later reversed following worldwide condemnation.

The opposition contends rogue, armed pro-government groups are fomenting the violence.

Maduro called the opposition to resume the dialogue, which broke down a year ago with the sides accusing each other of bad faith. "We are taking a stand so that Maduro knows he has to go", said Amalia Duran, a housewife of 41.

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