Venezuelan President Maduro Begins Second Term, As Millions Leave The Country

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Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as president of Venezuela, taking power for six more years amid an economic crisis that has caused an outpouring of migrants from the country. The socialist successor to Hugo Chavez won re-election to a second term last May, in a contest that was denounced as a sham by the United States, Canada and a dozen Latin American nations. Maduro was sworn in by the nation's supreme court, The Associated Press reports , cheered on by officials and flag-waving children. Outside the court's chambers, a noticeable increase in security presence marked the quiet streets of Caracas early on morning of the inauguration. By mid-morning, a crowd of supporters lined the street leading up to the site of the inauguration, according to...

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Venezuelan President Maduro Begins Second Term, As Millions Leave The Country

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