March 7, 2014

A Year Without Chavez, Is Venezuela Unraveling?

Carl Meacham, Global Public Square

The Associated Press

Despite the mimicry of Chavez’s rhetoric and style, Maduro has struggled to live up to the legacy of his predecessor and mentor. Violence and corruption continue their steep rise, and Venezuela’s economy is wracked by instability. Inflation is sky-high (though the exact figure remains a subject of heated debate), and widespread scarcity of basic goods is rapidly hitting standards of living throughout the country.

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TAGGED: Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez


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