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The Battle for Venezuela: Pressure mounting on Maduro ahead of Sunday's vote

It used to be one of Latin America's wealthiest countries, but now the beleaguered nation of Venezuela is facing US-imposed sanctions. This comes as the country's opposition launched a two-day strike, increasing pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress that would grant him sweeping powers. With the situation deteriorating so rapidly in Venezuela, has the country passed the point of no return?

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Produced by Yi SONG, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.

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