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Venezuelan student protesters seek to woo poor

In this Feb. 19, 2014 photo, an old man rests alone in a square downtown in Caracas, Venezuela. There is plenty of discontent among the lower classes but the students have failed to capitalize on it. But Venezuela’s poor are, on the whole, more worried about losing the pensions, subsidisies, education and health services gained under Chavez if the opposition were to come to power. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)PETARE, Venezuela (AP) — The two students venture into one of Latin America’s biggest slums for the first time, feeling scared and somewhat awkward. Their mission: to broaden support for their anti-government protest movement in the low-income barrios whose working poor the late President Hugo Chavez championed.

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