Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez faces strong opposition in bid for reelection
- Year: 2012
- Length: 5:23 minutes (4.92 MB)
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This Sunday, voters in Venezuela head to the polls for their presidential election. President Hugo Chavez is seeking a fourth term and faces what is being called the strongest challenge to his presidency so far. Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles has highlighted a crackdown on the media and violence rates in the country. But Chavez still has strong support, especially among residents who have benefited from his broad social programs and those who share his criticism of American influence in the region.
For more we go to Caracas to speak with journalist Virginia Lopez, she’s been covering the upcoming election for the Guardian.
For more of Virginia Lopez’ reporting in The Guardian on Venezuela: