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Capriles Calls Off Protests in Venezuela to Avoid Violencei
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April 17, 2013
To ease political tensions in Venezuela, opposition leader Henrique Capriles Tuesday cancelled a march in Caracas to demand a vote recount after Sunday's close presidential election. VOA's Brian Padden reports from the Venezuelan capital that, after the ruling socialist party candidate, Nicolas Maduro, was declared the winner, there have been opposition demonstrations and incidents of violence throughout the country.

Capriles Calls Off Protests in Venezuela to Avoid Violence

Published April 17, 2013

To ease political tensions in Venezuela, opposition leader Henrique Capriles Tuesday cancelled a march in Caracas to demand a vote recount after Sunday's close presidential election. VOA's Brian Padden reports from the Venezuelan capital that, after the ruling socialist party candidate, Nicolas Maduro, was declared the winner, there have been opposition demonstrations and incidents of violence throughout the country.