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In Venezuela, Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better

MIN READFeb 6, 2016 | 17:02 GMT

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (L) and National Assembly speaker Henry Ramos Allup during the president's annual report at the National Assembly on Jan. 15.

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Segments of Venezuela's opposition are laying the groundwork for a political confrontation with the presidency. There is a draft law in the National Assembly that could be used to effectively cut short the tenure of President Nicolas Maduro. Depending on how the legislative process plays out, Venezuela could become highly politically unstable in the near term. But even if political upheaval is averted, the long-term picture is still bleak....

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