Protests over Venezuela election

An opposition supporter confronts riot police along a highway in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 15, 2013. National Guard troops fired tear gas and plastic bullets to disperse students protesting the official results in Venezuela's disputed presidential election. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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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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