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With the economy rocked by rampant inflation and continuing shortages of staples and consumer goods, it is not clear whether Hugo Chavez's successor can maintain the Bolivarian Revolution

Demonstrators make a barricade of burning garbage during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas February 12, 2014. A demonstrator was killed during an anti-government rally in Caracas on Wednesday, Reuters witnesses said. A Reuters cameraman and a photographer both heard shots and saw one protester had fallen to the ground. The person was then carried away dead.Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

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An opposition demonstrator carries a Venezuelan flag as he walks past a burning barricade during a protest in Caracas February 12, 2014.JORGE SILVA/Reuters

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Demonstrators run away from tear gas during a protest in Caracas February 12, 2014.JORGE SILVA/Reuters

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Demonstrators make a barricade of burning garbage during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas February 12, 2014.Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

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Riot police walk through tear gas during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas February 12, 2014.Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

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A demonstrator throws a molotov cocktail during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas February 12, 2014.Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

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Protesters hold up a mock coffin as they take part in a demonstration in Caracas February 12, 2014.JORGE SILVA/Reuters

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