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Venezuelan Assembly Calls For New Elections Amid Economic Chaos

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People protest the death of the insurgent Oscar Perez, in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 22, 2018. (Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)
People protest the death of the insurgent Oscar Perez, in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 22, 2018. (Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)
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The pro-government constitutional assembly in Venezuela Tuesday called for a presidential election by the end of April. Venezuela's current president, Nicolás Maduro, is under increasing pressure from opposition parties that blame him for Venezuela's economic collapse.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets an update on Venezuela from Caracas-based Reuters reporter Girish Gupta (@jammastergirish), developer of venezuelaecon.com.

This article was originally published on January 23, 2018.

This segment aired on January 23, 2018.

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