Venezuela protests: What you need to know


    ( CNN) Venezuela has been riven by violent protests in recent weeks, as opposition leaders face off with President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters.

    The political turmoil comes against the backdrop of a worsening economic crisis. Despite having the largest proven oil reserves in the world, Venezuela is fast running out of cash and its people have struggled for years with food and medical shortfalls, coupled with skyrocketing prices.

    As the protests continue, here’s what you need to know.

    Price of food skyrockets in Venezuela


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