Fears of violence at rival rallies in Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's president, has again accused the US and the opposition of plotting a coup. And he has responded by increasing the number of pro-government armed civilians to half a million.

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    Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's president, has again accused the US and the opposition of plotting a coup.

    And he has responded by increasing the number of pro-government armed civilians to half a million.

    Venezuela is reeling from a major economic crisis and there are fears of violence during rival demonstrations expected on Wednesday.

    Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond explains.


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