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Opposition, government vie for votes as polarised Venezuela goes to polls today
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Opposition, government vie for votes as polarised Venezuela goes to polls today

Venezuelans head to the ballot box today in elections that could tilt a majority of the states' 23 governorships back into opposition control for the first time in nearly two decades

Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro's opponents to stage shutdown today as anti-govt protests continue
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Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro's opponents to stage shutdown today as anti-govt protests continue

`Maduro's adversaries are to stage a two-day national strike from Wednesday in a final push to pressure him into abandoning a weekend election for a super-congress

Over seven million Venezuelans vote in unofficial referendum held by Opposition
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Over seven million Venezuelans vote in unofficial referendum held by Opposition

More than 7 million Venezuelans voted in Sunday's unofficial referendum held by the opposition to heap pressure on President Nicolas Maduro and repudiate his plan to rewrite the OPEC nation's constitution, monitors said

'Chavista' school books stoke passions in Venezuela
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'Chavista' school books stoke passions in Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government has published dozens of new textbooks that glorify late president Hugo Chavez and belittle his adversaries, infuriating opposition critics who call them part of a campaign to indoctrinate school children. Originally introduced in mid-2011, the textbooks have become a hot-button issue again amid a broad state-run review of the education system that some fear could boost the ruling Socialist Party's imprint on classrooms

Hugo Chavez gifts house to three millionth Twitter follower
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Hugo Chavez gifts house to three millionth Twitter follower

Natalia Valdivieso posted celebratory messages on her Twitter account as she received her home from Hugo Chevaz.