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  • A boy jumps over a barricade of burning garbage that supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles used to block a street, as they demonstrated for a recount of the votes in Sunday's election, in Caracas, April 15, 2013. 
  • A supporter of opposition leader Henrique Capriles wears a sign that reads, "No election fraud," while demonstrating for a recount of the votes in Sunday's election, in Caracas, April 15, 2013. 
  • Shadows are cast on a Venezuelan national flag during a protest supporting Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles in Panama City April 15, 2013. 
  • Supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles block a street while demonstrating for a recount of the votes in Sunday's election.
  • Supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles block a street by setting fire to what ever they can find while demonstrating for a recount of the votes in Sunday's election, in Caracas, April 15, 2013. 
  • Supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles stand in front of riot police as they demonstrate for a recount of the votes in Sunday's election, in Caracas, April 15, 2013. 
  • Supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles face off against riot police as they demonstrated for a recount of the votes in Sunday's election, in Caracas, April 15, 2013. 

Post-election protests in Venezuela

Published April 16, 2013

Protests broke out after Venezuela's election commission declared acting President Nicolas Maduro the winner of Sunday's vote. Maduro, the late President Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor, was elected by a razor-thin margin, sparking demands for a recount.


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