Increasingly isolated Venezuelan president begins new term

Increasingly isolated Venezuelan president begins new term

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro began a new term on Thursday with the economy in ruins and his regime more isolated than ever as regional leaders declared his re-election illegitimate and shunned his inauguration. The 56-year-old socialist leader was sworn in by Supreme Court president Maikel Moreno as an audience of hundreds, including a handful of South American leftist leaders and Venezuela’s military top brass, cheered and applauded. “I swear on behalf of the people of Venezuela… I swear on my life,” Maduro said solemnly as he took the oath of office for a second six-year term.

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