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Venezuela: Large anti-government protests and pro-government rallies were underway in Venezuela on Wednesday. On Tuesday, President Nicolás Maduro invoked “Plan Zamora,” an initiative the armed forces presented to the president that will be used to maintain internal order in the face of potential threats of a coup. Maduro referred to it as a “special strategic civil-military plan to guarantee the functioning, security, internal order and social integration of the country.” He called for the activation of the plan’s first phase, but the total number of phases is unclear. The government is also relyi