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Venezuela Erupts into Protests

Over the past few years the Venezuelan people have been protesting and rallying against the current Venezuelan government. The protests began on February 12, 2014, with students demanding increased security and safety at school after the attempted rape of a  female student. Protests against other issues throughout the country, including the highest inflation ever recorded at nearly 190% in 2015 and  projected to be at almost 500% by the end of this year and 1700% by the end of next year, a shortage of basic needs such as food, medicine and sufficient housing, and an increase in crime, have sent Venezuela tumbling into chaos.

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