Venezuela

Maduro hangs on as Venezuelan protests peter out

Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaidó's call to take to the streets on Wednesday in a bid to force President Nicolás Maduro from power, but there was little concrete sign of change in a crisis that increasingly looks like a political stalemate.

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Global Politics

Chavez reversals

Lorne Matalon reports on a series of policy reversals by Venezuela's president Hugo Ch-vez: critics say the reversals show that Ch-vez is struggling, but Ch-vez appears to be shifting positions to consolidate his support among voters in Venezuela.

Global Politics

Venezuela's election controversy

Hundreds of opposition candidates have been barred from running in Venezuela's local elections this November, and analysts say the move shows that the government of President Hugo Chavez is worried he's losing support at the local level

Global Politics

Spreading democracy

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with James Traub, author of the new book "The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did)."

Global Politics

Venezuela's municipal elections

Venezuela held gubernatorial and mayoral elections over the weekend. The parties allied with President Hugo Chavez won a majority of the contests but the opposition also posted some gains. The BBC's Will Grant reports from Caracas.