Minimum wage hike for Venezuela's poor

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has raised the country's minimum wage by 50 percent. He made the announcement while he and his wife attended a gathering of supporters in Caracas. The move is widely seen by his critics as a bid by the unpopular leader to consolidate his core support among the country's poor. "Give me your backing as we create a constituent assembly and I will give you victory over rising prices. Give me the constituent assembly and you will see. We will go to battle...

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