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Venezuela Parliament Brawl Leaves Opposition Party Bloodied



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With tensions still high after Venezuela’s disputed election, in which Hugo Chávez’s hand-picked successor was named the winner, members of the Venezuelan parliament came to blows yesterday. Opposition leaders unfurled a banner declaring a “parliamentary coup” after the current pro-government leaders passed a measure denying the other side’s right to speak until they accept the Chavista, Nicolás Maduro, as the new president.



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