The Debate

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?


Produced by Yi SONG, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.

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