Latin American Program in the News: Assessing U.S.-Venezuela Relations After Very Close Election Favors Maduro

By Ray Suarez, PBS Newshour

Apr 16, 2013

Cynthia Arnson, Latin American Program director joins Ray Suarez and Marc Weisbrot on PBS Newshour to discuss the Venezuelan elections and what they mean for the United States. Cynthia discusses how she thinks "the result is likely to hold up, but the real quesiton is under what process and whether there will be a recount that will be accepted by the opposition as legitimate." The narrow margin by which Nicolas Maduro won does not give him the same mandate Chavez had with his win in October by 11% and, combined with other factors, "leaves open the possibility for a great deal more of instability" according to Arnson.

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