Venezuela sends paratroopers to quell anti-government protests

Demonstrators throw rocks to the National Bolivarian Police

Demonstrators throw rocks to the National Bolivarian Police (BNP) during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Venezuelan security forces backed by water tanks and tear gas dispersed groups of anti-government demonstrators who tried to block Caracas' main highway Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) (February 21, 2014 2:26 PM)

(AP) Venezuela is sending paratroopers to a border area where anti-government protesters have been engaged in fierce clashes with police. Meanwhile, Venezuela's security forces are being accused of turning many parts of the country into free-fire zones in their bid to silence a rejuvenated movement challenging socialist rule. President Nicolas Maduro's opponents charge that he's sending...

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