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Venezuela deploys paratroopers after more protests

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The Venezuelan government ordered paratroopers Thursday to a border city where growing student protests began over two weeks ago, with President Nicolas Maduro angrily rejecting US calls for dialogue. 

Venezuelan anti-government students light a fire during clashes with riot policemen following a protest, in Caracas on February 20, 2014

The nationwide demonstrations, led by students and the opposition, have left at least four people dead and dozens hurt in the biggest challenge to Maduro since he took power from the late Hugo Chavez last year.

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