President's opponents rally in tense Venezuela

Opponents of the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro protest outside the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) in CaracasProtesters seeking to oust Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro staged fresh street rallies but drew scant turnout, a setback the divided opposition blamed on repressive tactics and a spiraling economic crisis. Other protesters blamed fears of government repression a week after demonstrators braved tear gas during a march against Maduro and the state of emergency he has imposed. The low turnout partly reflected divisions between Capriles and other, more radical leaders in the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), a shaky center-right coalition held together mainly by shared hatred of Maduro, political analyst Benigno Alarcon of Andres Bello Catholic University said.

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