Latin America

Venezuela's Opposition Smells a Victory

Chavismo's days could be numbered. But then what?

Ready for a breakout.

Photographer: Meridith Kohut/Bloomberg

By almost any objective measure, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is heading for a fall. The country’s economy is a shambles; even Bolivia, long South America's poorest nation, is outperforming Venezuela. Some 89 percent of Venezuelans say the country is faring badly or horribly. And with the Dec. 6 legislative elections approaching, candidates for the ruling United Socialist Party are trailing by 25 to 30 percentage points, according to a batch of opinion polls

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