In Venezuela, Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor Nicolas Maduro is facing what some analysts are calling the "disaster" of a very narrow victory in Sunday's presidential election. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Phil Gunson in Caracas.
Venezuelans head to the polls Sunday to pick a new leader. They'll chose between Nicolas Maduro, who vows to continue Chavez's socialist policies, and opposition Henrique Capriles. Jennifer McCoy of the Carter Center is there to monitor the vote.
Caracas resident Juan Espinoza will be casting his ballot for Venezuela's interim president Nicolas Maduro. The members of funk band Los Amigos Invisibles on the other hand are not exactly fans of the Chavinista movement.
Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had a bristly relationship with the institutional Catholic Church in Rome, and in Caracas. So, while much of Latin America has been celebrating a South American being installed as Pope Francis, reaction in Venezuela has been muted.
Venezuela's opposition is scrambling to mount a campaign for president, following the death of Hugo Chavez. The race pits opposition Henrique Capriles against acting president Nicolas Maduro. But in many ways, Capriles is running against a dead man.
One of the big issues in Venezuela's presidential election campaign is rising crime. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Jeremy McDermott of InSightCrime, a group that studies organized crime in the Americas.
Venezuela's interim President Nicholas Maduro suggested that the late president Hugo Chavez might have "influenced" the selection of a Latin American pope from "his perch in heaven." But during his lifetime, Chavez ridiculed Catholic leaders in Venezuela.
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