Marcos Carbono (center) joins a protest against the weekend's election in Venezuela in front of that country's consulate in Miami. President Nicolás Maduro may have won the vote count but in the process lost the legitimacy to govern, one expert writes.
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Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro and his wife, Cilia Flores, wave to supporters at the presidential palace in Caracas on Sunday after election officials declared his victory.
Laurie Holt holds a photograph of her son, Joshua Holt, at her home, in Riverton, Utah. Holt, who has been held in a Venezuelan jail for two years, uploaded a video plea for his released to Facebook this week.
A banner depicting Venezuela's currency, the bolivar, at the central bank of Venezuela in Caracas in January. The bolivar has lost the vast majority of its value in just the last year.
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A volunteer from the non-profit Accion Solidaria organizes imported medicines alphabetically, in a store room in Caracas, Venezuela, last April. The Pharmaceutical Federation of Venezuela estimates the country is suffering from an 85 percent shortage of medicine.