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Venezuelan Street Protests Return as Inflation Erodes Wages

  • Public sector workers left out as economy rebounds from slump
  • Maduro reluctant to use violence as he waits for frozen funds
Demonstrators during a protest in support of teachers in Caracas, on Jan. 16.
Demonstrators during a protest in support of teachers in Caracas, on Jan. 16.Photographer: Gaby Oraa/Bloomberg
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Venezuela’s public sector workers are mounting the biggest anti-government protests in years as they fall behind in an economy that has embraced the US dollar. 

Hundreds of public school teachers marched in downtown Caracas on Monday, joined by nurses, pensioners and others to demand higher salaries to compensate for the rapid depreciation of the local currency.