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Venezuela’s troubled times: Maduro’s first year

 
 
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C), accompanied by Vice-President Jorge Arreaza (R) and Foreign Minister Elias Jaua, holds a meeting with Venezuelan opposition leaders and Latin American Foreign Affairs Ministers at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on April 10, 2014. Maduro sat down for talks with rival Henrique Capriles on Thursday in a first meeting with senior opposition figures to try to end two months of protests. The televised meeting, which involved about 20 representatives from both sides, was also witnessed by the foreign ministers of Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador, and a Vatican representative. AFP PHOTO/JUAN BARRETOJUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C), accompanied by Vice-President Jorge Arreaza (R) and Foreign Minister Elias Jaua, holds a meeting with Venezuelan opposition leaders and Latin American Foreign Affairs Ministers at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on April 10, 2014. Maduro sat down for talks with rival Henrique Capriles on Thursday in a first meeting with senior opposition figures to try to end two months of protests. The televised meeting, which involved about 20 representatives from both sides, was also witnessed by the foreign ministers of Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador, and a Vatican representative. AFP PHOTO/JUAN BARRETOJUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C), accompanied by Vice-President Jorge Arreaza (R) and Foreign Minister Elias Jaua, holds a meeting with Venezuelan opposition leaders and Latin American Foreign Affairs Ministers at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on April 10, 2014. Maduro sat down for talks with rival Henrique Capriles on Thursday in a first meeting with senior opposition figures to try to end two months of protests. The televised meeting, which involved about 20 representatives from both sides, was also witnessed by the foreign ministers of Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador, and a Vatican representative. AFP PHOTO/JUAN BARRETOJUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images

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    Venezuela’s troubled times: Maduro’s first year

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro often says he never wanted the country’s top job. Instead, the 51-year-old former union organizer and transportation worker says he’s simply following the orders of the late President Hugo Chávez, who asked him to carry on the Bolivarian Revolution.

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