Stream the best of PBS. Anytime, anywhere. Download the free PBS Video App.

Providing Support for PBS.org

PBS NewsHour

Venezuela's Maduro begins 2nd term amidst an economic crisis

Clip: 01/11/2019 | 4m 54s

Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in for a second term as Venezuela’s president amidst an economic crisis. In what used to be Latin America's wealthiest country, inflation has soared, clean water and electricity are in short supply and millions of residents have fled their homes. As Nick Schifrin reports, the U.S. has condemned Maduro as a "stooge" of socialism and imposed sanctions against him.

Aired: 01/11/19

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

The full episode is no longer available for online streaming. Why?

Please continue to enjoy extra(s) from this episode.

Problems Playing Video?

Major corporate funding for the PBS NewsHour is provided by BNSF, Consumer Cellular, Leidos, Babbel, and Raymond James. Funding for the PBS NewsHour Weekend is provided by Mutual of America. For a complete list of funders for the PBS NewsHour and PBS NewsHour weekend, click here.