Venezuelans Suffer Amid Shortages and Tension

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It has been a year since Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was arrested amid violent protests that left 43 people dead and reverberated the world over. During this time the country's economy has significantly worsened, leaving residents frustrated over shortages of basic necessities. Groups still clash with police and government forces, and a recent ruling allows security forces to shoot at protesters, which has sparked controversy.

NBC News gathered the sights and sounds of Venezuelans who are vocal about life amid the shortages and growing tension.