Protesters hold a barricade against a water cannon fired by the Venezuelan national guard during an anti-government demonstration
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Soldier shot dead during Venezuela clashes

1 March 2014 Last updated at 09:55 GMT

A soldier has been shot dead in Venezuela during violent clashes between security forces and protesters in the capital Caracas.

It brings the total number of deaths to 18 since demonstrations began three weeks ago.

Venezuelans have been complaining about high levels of crime, record inflation and shortages of staple items.

Yalda Hakim reports.