Ahead of vote, Venezuelans protest expanding presidential power

HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR:  Tomorrow, Venezuela holds an election for a new national assembly that could rewrite its constitution.  Parties that oppose beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro are boycotting the vote, because they say it’s a scheme by Maduro to expand his executive powers.

Maduro’s socialist party has presided over a severe economic downturn marked by triple-digit inflation and scarce supplies of food and medicine.  This, as Venezuela’s most...


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