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Venezuela's president blames telenovelas for crime

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during his annual state-of-the-nation address to the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has a new villain as he campaigns to bring down Venezuela’s spiraling crime: telenovelas. He accuses the TV soap operas of spreading “anti-values” to young people by glamorizing violence, guns and drugs.

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