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Venezuela's Economic Problems Worsen (VOA On Assignment May 31)i
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May 31, 2013 2:37 PM
In Venezuela, the law of supply and demand is colliding with the socialist revolution of the late president Hugo Chavez. Since Mr. Chavez’s handpicked successor Nicolas Maduro narrowly won the nation's presidential election in April, high inflation and a shortage of staples are leading many to wonder if the country's economic course is sustainable. VOA’s Brian Padden talks with Imran Siddiqui.

Venezuela's Economic Problems Worsen (VOA On Assignment May 31)

Published May 31, 2013

In Venezuela, the law of supply and demand is colliding with the socialist revolution of the late president Hugo Chavez. Since Mr. Chavez’s handpicked successor Nicolas Maduro narrowly won the nation's presidential election in April, high inflation and a shortage of staples are leading many to wonder if the country's economic course is sustainable. VOA’s Brian Padden talks with Imran Siddiqui.

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