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Venezuela's combustible crisis

President Nicolás Maduro's power grab has plunged the nation deeper into despair. What's the end game?

The latest dispatches from Venezuela often come in the form of shaky phone-shot videos uploaded to social media. There was the surreal footage in June of a commandeered police helicopter hovering over the Caracas skyline with rogue officers lobbing grenades at the nation's Supreme Court and exchanging gunfire with guards. On 1 August, just hours after polls closed for President Nicolás Maduro's controversial constituent assembly election, Antonio Ledezma's family posted footage of the opposition leader being shunted from his house by a team of intelligence agents in the middle of the night. A few days later, bystanders captured an apparent rebellion at the Fuerte Paramacay military base in V

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