An anti-government protester holds up a sign as she takes part in a march in Caracas March 2, 2014. Thousands of Venezuelans have escaped to the beach for the long Carnival weekend, heeding President ... more 
An anti-government protester holds up a sign as she takes part in a march in Caracas March 2, 2014. Thousands of Venezuelans have escaped to the beach for the long Carnival weekend, heeding President Nicolas Maduro's call to leave behind nearly a month of anti-government protests. Inflation, violent crime, and political differences that divide Venezuelans have fed the country's worst unrest for a decade, where at least 17 people were killed. The sign reads, "The illusion that I'm at the beach, it's the same as the illusion of democracy in Venezuela". REUTERS/Jorge Silva (VENEZUELA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) less 
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