The Debate

Maduro's Venezuela: Can Chavez successor ignore international pressure?

Venezuela is a democratic country with no runaway inflation, no collapsing health services, no population flight. That's what incumbent Nicolas Maduro told FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman in a free-ranging interview ahead of next Sunday's presidential poll where the main rivals are either boycotting or behind bars. Maduro insists his is a "democratic country", admits Venezuela does have economic problems, but blames them on outside forces. So how should the international community respond?

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Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

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