Rallies facing off in Venezuela

Mood tense as opposition, pro-government sides gather

Posted: February 23, 2014 at 5:05 a.m.

Anti-government protestors gather for a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Venezuelans on both sides of the nation's political divide took to the streets on Saturday after nearly two weeks of mass protests that have President Nicolas Maduro scrambling to reassert his leadership. (AP Photo/Carlos Becerra)

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelans prepared Saturday for the possibility of more political violence as supporters and opponents of the government of President Nicolas Maduro planned competing rallies in a divided country.

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