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February 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Angry mobs across Venezuela set fire to cars and buses, battled police and guardsmen and looted hundreds of stores Monday to protest stiff increases in gasoline prices and transportation fares. The riots injured at least 200 people in Caracas and the Guarenas shantytown 30 miles east of the capital, a police report said. There was also an unconfirmed report of a fatality.
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February 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Angry mobs across Venezuela set fire to cars and buses, battled police and guardsmen and looted hundreds of stores Monday to protest stiff increases in gasoline prices and transportation fares. The riots injured at least 200 people in Caracas and the Guarenas shantytown 30 miles east of the capital, a police report said. There was also an unconfirmed report of a fatality.
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March 22, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Venezuela's government seized seaports and airstrips in at least four states, a move critics say is meant to limit the powers of mayors and governors opposed to President Hugo Chavez. The takeover, ordered by the socialist president last weekend and approved by lawmakers, aims to bring the Venezuela's major transportation hubs under federal control this year. Military troops were dispatched to ports in the three states governed by Chavez opponents: Zulia, Carabobo and Nueva Esparta.
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