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Venezuela's boiling point: Power outages spark outrage (part 1)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as his successor fights off moves to chase him from office by a new right-wing majority. The rationing now extends to electricity and the president has declared a two-day work week for civil servants, all this while the country runs short of paper to print money. Can Maduro hang on any more than his Brazilian counterpart?

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Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Christopher DAVIS.

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