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Venezuela expels CNN reporters amid mass protests

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The Venezuelan government has expelled CNN reporters from within its borders, as unrest continues to intensify within the country. The expulsion comes after multiple warnings that the network would be banned from the country if they did not bring coverage in line with the message of the state-run media. "Enough war propaganda," President Nicolás Maduro said on Thursday. "I do not accept war propaganda against Venezuela. If they do not rectify things, get out of Venezuela, CNN, get out." The move leaves almost no television networks left in the country aside from the state-run networks, which have largely ignored the national unrest.

At the same time, the situation within the country has only intensified. The New York Times confirms four separate protestors who have been shot to death since the protests began, including the recent death of Génesis Carmona, a 22-year-old student who had been named Miss Tourism 2013 for her home state of Carabobo. On Wednesday, President Obama addressed the situation in a meeting with the Mexican president, saying, "the government ought to focus on addressing the legitimate grievances of the Venezuelan people."