New Venezuela protests after anti-Maduro recall delayed

Venezuelan activists march in Caracas on September 16, 2016, demanding that the government set a date for a recall referendum against President Nicolas MaduroBanging empty pots, protesters in crisis-stricken Venezuela vented anger at the authorities Friday after a new delay in the process of calling a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro from power. Maduro’s opponents, who blame the leftist leader for a crushing recession and severe food shortages, must collect four million signatures in three days to trigger a recall referendum. The National Electoral Council (CNE) had been due to announce the timeline Friday.

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