Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro took office 100 days ago, following the death of Hugo Chavez. But while he has kept up his mentor's demagogy, he hasn't inherited his popularity.
People continue to leave the troubled Latin-American country as the economic situation turns increasingly sour. Food shortages have become a part of everyday life.
Brazil's president-elect has said Venezuela should no longer be a member of the South American trade bloc. Two months before he takes office, Jair Bolsonaro has outlined economic reforms including a pension overhaul.
Brazil's ailing economy and rampant crime and corruption may have contributed to some voters' decision to cast their ballots for the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, Hildegard Stausberg writes in this guest commentary.
China's president, Xi Jinping, has met with his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Mauro, in Beijing. Maduro is hoping to deepen ties and secure increased financial support from his Chinese ally.
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