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Video: San Cristobal, Venezuela's tinderbox

France 24

For more than a year, protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government have frequently flared in the town of San Cristobal, in the western state of Tachira.


Students are occupying the university, and the battle between Chavistas and the opposition shows no sign of dying down. Unprecedented inflation, food shortages, smuggling and the lack of security seem to have brought the oil-producing country to the brink of chaos.

Two years after the death of Hugo Chavez, why has San Cristobal, the "rebel city", come to symbolize the deep divisions in Venezuela?

Our correspondents went there to find out.

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