Young Venezuelans have been rallying for two weeks, despite a security crackdown, a local media blackout, and attempts by the government to censor the web and the airwaves. President Nicolás Maduro remains in control, but without Hugo Chavez’s as the unifying behind "Chavismo," there is a chance the unrest may shake the balance of power in Caracas.

Wondering why Venezuelans are protesting in the first place? Watch our video: Violence in Venezuela: An Explainer.

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Violence in Venezuela: An Explainer

Here's a primer on how Venezuela got here, starting with Hugo Chavez's election 15 years ago and the economic policies his government and successor Nicolas Manduro have taken.