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Venezuelan Government Responds to Protest with Force
On 3/30/2017, the Venezuelan Supreme Court (which has consistently sided with the presidential administration) assumed the role of the opposition led congress.
On 4/1/2017, the Supreme Court un-did its previous decision, allowing congress to retain its legislative powers.
On 4/7/2017, Henrique Capriles (the governor of the state of Miranda who narrowly lost to president Maduro in the 2013 election), was banned from public office for 15 years by the controller general.
Henrique Capriles is the most popular candidate amongst the population.
The Venezuelan public continued a week of protests with a march on the capital in protest of the ban on Capriles.
Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.
One person was killed an dozens were wounded by police action.
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