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Venezuelans ask what now after protest camp raids

A demonstrator throws back a teargas canister fired by Bolivarian National Police after clashes broke out at an anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Demonstrators took to the streets after a pre-dawn raid by security forces that broke up four camps maintained by student protesters and arrested more than 200 people. The tent cities were installed more than a month ago in front of the offices of the United Nations and in better-off neighborhoods in the capital to protest against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the bubbling cauldron that is politically riven Venezuela, divining the government’s motives is a favorite pastime. So as soon security forces stormed a handful of ramshackle camps that had been the haven for anti-government protesters the past month, Venezuelans immediately began speculating what was behind the surprise raids.

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