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Venezuelan journalists protest over paper shortage

Employees of the newspaper El Nacional shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a protest outside the Cadivi agency, which controls foreign currency in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. While newspapers have been beset for years by currency controls that make it difficult to import supplies, El Nacional is scrambling for newsprint as worsening shortages threaten to take several publications out of circulation in the coming weeks as reserves of newsprint have fallen to an all-time low. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Journalists and journalism students protested on one of Caracas’ avenues Tuesday to demand that the government auction off dollars to allow newspapers to buy newsprint after nine regional dailies shut down and some of the main media chains are experiencing difficulties.

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