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Here's a Six-Minute Explainer for the Turmoil Currently Underway in Venezuela

The 2014 protests have affected not just political activists but ordinary citizens, too

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Russia and Ukraine have crowded international headlines recently, but civil strife is also occurring full-force in Venezuela, and has been since the beginning of the year. Protests throughout the country—triggered by lack of access to basic necessities, soaring crime rates and inflation—show no signs of abating

If you haven't been following coverage of Venezeula's situation, this short video from Minute Physics—dedicated to a friend who lives in Venezuela—explains the basic background and events that have led to the current state of affairs. 

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