Venezuela: Worsening economic crisis erodes Chavista stronghold

Venezuela’s economy is in freefall despite the country having the largest known oil reserves in the world. President Maduro's opponents say he and his predecessor facilitated a corrupt system whereby wealthy elites benefit at the expense of most Venezuelans. We take you to meet residents in the January 23rd neighbourhood in Caracas, a stronghold of the late Hugo Chavez. But residents have watched with disappointment as their daily lives have become a constant struggle. Claire Paccalin reports.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Gaëlle Essoo.

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