Maduro and opposition in crisis talks

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has met opposition leaders in crisis talks aimed at quelling weeks of protests. Mr Maduro met his bitter rival, opposition leader Henrique Capriles, more talks are scheduled.The meeting was brokered by foreign ministers from South American nations. Protests erupted over soaring crime rates in February, but have snowballed into wider anti-government rallies. Some 40 people have been killed. Mr Maduro, who says the protests are part of a "fascist" US-backed plot against him, told the meeting that there would be no deal with the opposition.

Arizona woos Mexico, downplays anti-immigrant law

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Mention Arizona  as the most anti-Mexico state in the U.S., even if the tough anti-migrant law behind that perception has been largely voided. But Arizona's leaders are logging lots of miles to put a new face on their home state. Official delegations have come across the border several times in the last year looking to drum up more trade and tourism in what is already a big business relationship -- but one they say could be much bigger. They're talking binational everything.


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http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/22/4010770/arizona-woos-mexico-downplays.html#storylink=cpy

Maduro faces hard choices

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's disastrous government is in much bigger trouble than most people think, not because of the  student protests that have already resulted in more than 16 deaths, but by a 56 percent annual inflation rate -- the world's highest -- that may soon turn his country ungovernable.

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http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/01/3966897/andres-oppenheimer-venezuelas.html#storylink=cpy

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