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Entrepreneurs sort cocoa beans on a tray at Cacao de Origen, a school founded by Maria Di Giacobbe to train Venezuelan women in the making of premium chocolate. Zeina Alvarado (left) later found work in a bean-to-bar production facility in Mexico. Courtesy of Cacao de Origen hide caption

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In an effort to combat chronic food shortages, President Nicolas Maduro and his ministers are embarking on a campaign to convince Venezuelans to eat rabbits. GK Hart/Vikki Hart/The Image Bank/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addresses the constituent assembly earlier this month. The group, which Maduro called for and which enjoys wide-ranging powers, granted itself the ability to pass laws. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators protest President Nicolas Maduro's moves to consolidate his power outside a special meeting of the Organization of American States in Washington on Apr. 3. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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An opposition activist sits in front of a Venezuelan flag during a protest against the constituent assembly in Caracas last week. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro have struggled to find a foothold in their struggle against his consolidation of power. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In a photo taken last month, Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez holds a national flag as he greets supporters outside his home in Caracas, Venezuela, following his release from prison and being placed under house arrest after more than three years in military lockup. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro celebrates the results of Sunday's referendum to elect members of his constituent assembly. For this "fundamental assault on the freedoms of the Venezuelan people," the U.S. Treasury announced sanctions on Maduro on Monday. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of Argentina's Venezuelan community protest against the election for a constituent assembly on Sunday, in Buenos Aires, as Venezuela holds the controversial vote. Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An anti-Maduro demonstrator waves the Venezuelan flag at a protest in the capital, Caracas, on Wednesday. The government banned such demonstrations nationwide for the next five days, as the country approaches a Sunday vote on delegates for Maduro's constituent assembly, which would lead a rewrite of the constitution. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuelans began blocking deserted streets Wednesday as the opposition held a two-day strike opposing President Nicolas Maduro's planned vote for a new Constituent Assembly. A banner reading "The Constituent Is Hunger," is seen in Caracas' Petare neighborhood on Wednesday. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Royal restaurant serves cheese arepas in Washington, D.C. As Venezuelans flee their troubled country, they bring with them a taste for the popular cornmeal cakes. Joy Asico/Courtesy of The Royal hide caption

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