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Chavez cult no match for Venezuela's crisis

FILE.- In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 photo a worker from the National Telecommunications Company CANTV holds a sign of Venezuela's former President Hugo Chavez and wears a mask of current President Nicolas Maduro during a rally to show support for the government in Caracas, Venezuela. Heartfelt devotion is a crucial but fading force for Chavez’s hand-picked successor, President Nicolas Maduro. Despite daily invocations of his mentor, and control of the powerful party apparatus he inherited, Maduro is increasingly on his own in a fight against a destabilizing wave of anti-government protests.(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A year after Hugo Chavez’s death, dozens of mourners still trek daily to his mausoleum atop a hillside slum overlooking downtown Caracas.

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