Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Sworn In For 2nd Term

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Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in today for a second term. He now has six more years of power over a country that was once Latin America's wealthiest and is now devastated by economic and social collapse. Many countries, including the U.S. and neighboring Brazil and Colombia, refuse to recognize his leadership. They say he won an election that was neither free nor fair. Journalist Mariana Zuniga covered Maduro's inauguration in Caracas today. She says two types of people showed up to witness it. MARIANA ZUNIGA: There were Maduro supporters. And some of them were there 'cause they truly supported President Maduro and they voted for him. Others said that they were kind of obliged...

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Sworn In For 2nd Term

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