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Maduro blames soap operas for crime woes

Jan 22, 2014, 3:33 PM EST
enezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raises his fist during a rally in Caracas on November 12, 2013.
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Cultural broadsides by President Nicolas Maduro against allegedly decadent (and popular) TV soap operas are the latest effort to deflect attention from his government's problems with crime, inflation and a shortage of consumer goods.

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