Venezuela's Maduro Declares 'Great Victory' After Elections

Dec 11, 2013
Originally published on December 11, 2013 10:10 am

Nationwide elections in Venezuela have provided some breathing room for President Nicolas Maduro, who has been struggling with skyrocketing inflation and shortages of basic goods. Opposition parties had hoped to deal a stinging blow to Maduro, but instead he proclaimed victory and pledged to deepen the socialist revolution, including more government measures to control the economy.