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Clashes over education in Venezuela


Venezuelan police fired tear gas on hundreds of protesters in Caracas who were demonstrating both for and against a proposed law to radically alter the country's education system.

Supporters of President Hugo Chavez say the move will modernise the education system in the oil-rich nation.

Opponents say it will lead to indoctrination in schools and universities.

Will Grant, reports.


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