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Current Event May 24, 2017

Venezuela Protests as Maduro Proposes Changes to Constitution


As the economic crisis deepens and the political climate intensifies in Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro announced he’s creating an assembly of representatives to propose changes to the country’s constitution. While Maduro says it is an attempt to bring peace, opponents see it as a move towards dictatorship. Opponents took to the streets in the capital city of Caracas in protest, adding to other protests that have been going on for months. Listen to hear more about what this means for Venezuela's future.

Politics Protest Global South America

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AIR DATE: 05/03/2017


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