Nicolás Maduro was elected President in 2013 after the death of Hugo Chavez.
Nicolás Maduro was elected President in 2013 after the death of Hugo Chavez
Venezuela’s major crises will continue in 2017. These include ongoing economic instability, over-reliance on the price of oil, shortages of food and electricity and increasing inequality. At the core is…
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