Monday, February 17, 2014

Maduro: "Don't worry, be happy; and if you are not, I will kill you!"

BBC News - Venezuela to create 'ministry of happiness'

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced the creation of a new Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness.
Mr Maduro says the agency will co-ordinate the anti-poverty programmes created by the late President Hugo Chavez, but others suspect the move is purely political, coming six weeks before municipal elections.
The country has inflation of almost 50% and suffers from chronic shortages of basic goods such as staple foods and toilet roll.
Emily Thomas reports.

BBC News - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro in 60 seconds

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has already switched on his Christmas lights at the presidential palace and made sure workers have received their festive bonus - despite it being only November.
Venezuela is holding municipal elections in a few weeks and Mr Maduro, who has been in power for six months, is keen to win votes.
BBC News examines some of the moves he has made since he became president, some of which his opponents claim are aimed at boosting his popularity.

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