People walks underneath a hanging doll despicting a Cuban doctor in protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro government in Caracas on March 05, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/LEO RAMIREZ)
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A Venezuelan soldier and a motor cyclist were killed in a standoff with opposition demonstrators who had set up a barricade along an avenue of Caracas, the vice president of the ruling Socialist Party said on Thursday.Demonstrators demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro have for weeks been staging rallies and setting up barricades, leading to clashes with security forces and government supporters. Maduro on Wednesday called on pro-government organizations known as "colectivos," which opposition leaders describe as paramilitary groups, to break apart barricades that protesters have set up in primarily affluent neighborhoods.
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