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An anti-government protester walks near a bus that was set on fire by other protesters during clashes between rebel and loyalist soldiers in Caracas, Venezuela, on Tuesday. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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Colombian police escort a Venezuelan soldier into Cúcuta, Colombia. The soldier surrendered at a bridge crossing the Venezuela-Colombia border, where people tried to carry humanitarian aid into Venezuela on Feb. 23. Fernando Vergara/AP hide caption

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1,000 Venezuelan Armed Forces Have Fled Across Border, Says Colombian Government

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Venezuela's congressional leader, Juan Guaidó, is being recognized by a rising number of countries, including the U.S., as the South American country's interim president. Here, Guaidó (center) speaks to a crowd of opposition supporters at Bolívar Square, in eastern Caracas, last Friday. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, left, survived an "attack" during a ceremony to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the National Guard in Caracas on Saturday. Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro greets supporters during a closing campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday. Maduro is seeking a new six-year mandate. Ariana Cubillos/AP hide caption

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Venezuela Holds Presidential Election But Main Opposition Is Boycotting It

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Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henri Falcón addresses reporters in Caracas on May 8. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The Popular Venezuelan Candidate With The Best Chance Of Taking On Maduro

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