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Protestors wage internet war

Demonstrators hold up toilet paper and shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro outside Venezuela's embassy in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 18. Hundreds of students have spent the past week in the streets of Caracas, Venezuela alternating between peaceful protests by day and pitched battles with police at night in unrest fed by hardships that include rampant crime, more than 50 percent inflation and shortages of basic goods like toilet paper.

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Demonstrators hold up toilet paper and shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro outside Venezuela's embassy in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 18. Hundreds of students have spent the past week in the streets of Caracas, Venezuela alternating between peaceful protests by day and pitched battles with police at night in unrest fed by hardships that include rampant crime, more than 50 percent inflation and shortages of basic goods like toilet paper.



LIMA, Peru— The battle for Venezuela is being fought as vigorously online as in the streets, with authorities cutting off the Internet to a clash-torn university city and blocking selected websites and a “walkie-talkie” service widely used by protesters...

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