On Sunday, Venezuelans will vote for their next president.
President Hugo Chavez, who has been in power for 14 years, is facing his toughest challenge yet with opposition leader Henrique Capriles.
Newshour spoke with Diana Negroponte, a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, on what the election means for Chavez and for Venezuela. Check out the video to hear excerpts from the interview:
Don’t forget to tune in to the PBS NewsHour Friday to hear Ray Suarez speak more about the upcoming election and it’s implications.
Video footage by Charles Anderson, Martin Markovitz, and APTN. Editing by Victoria Fleischer