Restive city that sparked Venezuelan protests braces for more anti-government unrest

January 23, 2015 4:15 PM

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Restive city that sparked Venezuelan protests braces for more anti-government unrest

A woman waits in a line in a light rain, hoping to find soap and toilet paper at a supermarket to purchase, in San Cristobal, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Venezuela’s crisis has only deepened with falling crude prices crippling the oil-dependent economy, leading to a cash crunch that has restricted imported goods to just a trickle. Basic items like flour and diapers are hard to come by even on the black market and the government has had to deploy soldiers to keep peace outside stores where people wait hours for a chance to pick through near-barren shelves. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) (The Associated Press)

Patrons line up on a supermarket parking lot in San Cristobal, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The combination of shortages and spiraling inflation have shaken support for President Nicolas Maduro even among the poor who rely on the social programs launched by his mentor, the late President Hugo...

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