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Could Crisis Lead To Civil War In Venezuela?

Venezuela was once South America's richest country and a beacon of democracy and stability. Now, it's in crisis. President Nicolás Maduro is celebrating a national election on Sunday that supports the creation of a new Constituent Assembly. It replaces the country's legislative body with 545 representatives — all nominated by the Maduro administration — and has the power to rewrite Venezuela's constitution. Maduro's critics are calling the election a sham. Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, called the election "another step toward dictatorship." For the latest from Caracas, we're joined by Stephen Gibbs, who reports on Latin American for The Times of London and The Economist. Then, we hear from John Walsh, senior associate with the Washington Office on Latin America, an advocacy group for human rights, Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, a geopolitical-risk analyst based in Chicago and Katrina Kozarek, a filmmaker in Venezuela who supports President Maduro.

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