Nicolas Maduro

What's the best (and worst) possible outcome for Venezuela?

Currently, there's a standoff about whether or not international aid should enter the country. The World speaks with Oliver Stuenkel, a professor of international relations at the Vargas Foundation in Brazil who's been closely following the situation in Venezuela, about what's next for the Latin American country, including the possibility of an American military intervention there. 

Conflict & Justice

Malnourished Venezuelans hope urgently needed aid arrives soon

Many Venezuelans suffering from malnutrition as the once-prosperous, oil-rich OPEC nation has seen its economy halve in size over the last five years under President Nicolás Maduro. Venezuelans' diets have become ever more deficient in vitamins and protein, as currency controls restrict food imports and salaries fail to keep apace with inflation that is now above 2 million percent annually.

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Global Politics

Hugo Chavez and the Vatican

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.