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Venezuelans brace for unrest ahead of Sunday vote

By Reuters
30 July 2017   |   5:00 am
The Venezuelan government is preparing to hold a controversial election on Sunday, and security forces are out on the streets of Caracas trying to keep the peace before the vote.

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