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People line up outside the Venezuelan National Electoral Council in Caracas, the capital, on Monday. They were confirming their signatures supporting a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. The country is suffering skyrocketing inflation and chronic shortages of basic goods. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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An angry man outside a grocery store argues with a policeman in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 8 amid the country's ongoing food shortages. After waiting for hours, customers began protesting, an increasingly common occurence in Venezuela, which is suffering a severe economic crisis. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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As Food Crisis Worsens, Venezuelans Loot Almost-Empty Stores

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Bust Times In Oil-Rich Venezuela: 'The Banks Don't Have Money To Give Out'

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Furloughed Polar workers picket outside Polar's Caracas brewery, which shut down in April. They are protesting against the government, which has impeded Polar's ability to import barley. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis

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A man uses a vegetable container to carry currency notes in a market in Caracas on May 21. Amid a crushing economic crisis and triple-digit inflation, Venezuela's bolivar has lost so much value that the largest bill, the 100-bolivar note, is now worth less than a dime on the black market. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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A protester wears a respirator mask during a demonstration against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 18. Police used teargas against some demonstrators. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's Government Plays Hardball To Block Opposition's Recall Effort

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A boy is ready to take a swing on the streets of San Pedro de Macoris, a provincial capital of the Dominican Republic. Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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The headquarters of the Bank of Venezuela (from left) and buildings housing the National Assembly and various government ministries stand in darkness in Caracas on March 22. Venezuela shut down for a week to conserve electricity amid a deepening power crisis. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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In Venezuela, An Electricity Crisis Adds To Country's Woes

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A motorcyclist waits Feb. 17 to buy gas in Caracas, Venezuela. President Nicolas Maduro increased the price of gasoline for the first time in 20 years, as he faced growing pressure to ease an economic crisis in the oil-producing country. Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cheap Oil Usually Means Global Growth, But This Time Seems Different

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Joanna Hausmann is a comedian who makes videos for The Flama, which focuses on Latino culture. Derek Gabryzack & Diana Molina/Courtesy of Joanna Hausmann hide caption

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A Comedian 'Rants' On Different Latino Cultures

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Jose Altuve, an All-Star second baseman with the Houston Astros, is one of many prominent major league players from Venezuela. Stephen Brashear/AP hide caption

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As Venezuelan Crisis Deepens, U.S. Baseball Teams Close Academies

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These people have just walked across the bridge from Venezuela to Colombia, where the Colombian immigration authorities are on duty. Many people live on one side and work on the other, crossing so frequently they don't have to register with officials each time. Vladimir Solano for NPR hide caption

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Venezuela Won't Talk To Colombia About Zika — And That's A Problem

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