Politics rule everyday govt in Venezuela

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In this March 20, 2013 file photo, people visit the Military Museum where photos of the late President Hugo Chavez are exhibited near his tomb in Caracas, Venezuela. The late leader transformed this country's enormous federal bureaucracy into nothing less than a political arm of the government, say former government workers and experts, with partisan loyalties trumping technical competence in hiring and ministries turning out thousands of civil servants for election year rallies. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A sea of marchers in red and yellow T-shirts flowed through the capital's main downtown boulevard, paralyzing traffic while state TV cameras stood ready to record every second. The crowd had come out to show their support for the late President Hugo Chavez and his successor Nicolas Maduro, but they weren't student activists or community organizers.