Protests over Venezuela election

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Demonstrators, one holding a poster of opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, confront riot police from behind a burning barricade in the Altamira neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 15, 2013. National Guard troops fired tear gas and plastic bullets to disperse demonstrators protesting the official results in Venezuela's disputed presidential election.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Political tension in Venezuela rose after the government said it would proclaim acting President Nicolás Maduro as president-elect on April 15, despite opposition calls for a full recount from the bitterly contested election.

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