An anti-government protester throws a teargas canister back at the police in Caracas March 20, 2014.REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has used the military, legislative and judicial power consolidated during 15 years of socialist rule in a sudden series of blows against opponents who have spent more than a month protesting in the streets, knocking down their barricades and throwing dissident leaders in jail.Thursday dawned with two more opposition politicians behind bars, one of them sentenced to more than 10 months in prison. Maduro said in a speech last month that Ceballos would soon join Lopez behind bars for fomenting violence.Maduro's mentor and predecessor, Hugo Chavez, also picked off rivals one by one in previous political crises, but rarely if ever over such a short period of time.Alfonso Medina Roa, attorney for the San Diego mayor, said that town would be run by an administrator designated by Scarano while he serves his sentence. A director of the National Electoral Council said the body would meet to propose a schedule for new elections in San Diego, where Scarano was elected in December with 75 percent of the vote.Machado, a former presidential candidate, was expected to speak Friday at a meeting of the Organization of American States in Washington about the situation in Venezuela.
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