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Flying Punches in Parliament Shows Post-Election Tensions Remain High in Venezuela


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Flying Punches in Parliament Shows Post-Election Tensions Remain High in Venezuela

Jon Queally, staff writer

Punches flew inside Venezuela's National Assembly on Tuesday exposing the ongoing tensions between recently elected President Nicolas Maduro and opposition lawmakers who refuse to acknowledge his victory in the emergency elections that followed the death of President Hugo Chavez in March.

Despite a mainstream press in the US that has been consistently hostile to Venezuela's leftist government and the Chavez legacy, there has been almost no evidence to support the claim by opposition party members that the country's elections were either "rigged" or "stolen".