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Venezuelan Officials Hope Holiday Will Calm Protests

Venezuelans began a week-long national holiday Thursday as protesters continued demonstrations against the government in Caracas. Venezuelans traditionally abandon cities and head for Caribbean coastal beaches to relax and party for the Carnival holiday.President Nicolas Maduro, the successor to Hugo Chavez, says there will be another day off for the March 5 anniversary of the former leader's death from cancer. Officials hope the long break will dampen student-led street protests against...

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