Venezuela's Maduro Wins Six More Years
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 817 , Segment 1
Episode: Venezuela Re-elects Maduro, Getting the Brain Tingles, Unveiling the Cambridge Library Tower
- May 22, 2018 11:00 pm
- 18:00 mins
Guest: Kirk Hawkins, PhD, Professor of Political Science, BYU Venezuela’s leftist president Nicolas Maduro easily won another six-year term over the weekend. But the US and other independent observers say the election was a fraud, and yesterday the US imposed new economic sanctions on Venezuela. Also on Monday, 14 nations from the Americas, including Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, vowed to scale back diplomatic relations with Venezuela. Will these efforts to freeze Venezuela’s dictator out of the international community do anything to help the country’s people, who are suffering widespread hunger and lack of basic medical care?