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US calls on Venezuela to protect right to protest

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The White House on Wednesday urged the Venezuelan government to protect the rights of free speech and protest but warned against violence after a disputed election sparked deadly demonstrations.

"We call on the Venezuelan government to respect the rights of Venezuelan citizens to peaceful assembly and free speech," said White House spokesman Jay Carney in a statement.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/us-calls-venezuela-protect-right-protest-0