After Venezuela Strongman’s Victory, Isolated Nation Faces Growing Chaos

from The Wall Street Journal,

Washington broadened a ban on Americans buying the country’s debt after an election Pence called a ‘sham’

For Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the easy part was winning a presidential race where the main opposition candidates were barred, their supporters boycotted the vote, and his government controlled every aspect of the contest, including counting votes. Now comes the hard part: Trying to pull his country out of the worst economic crisis in its history as it faces growing isolation from the international community.

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