What to know about the upcoming Venezuelan elections

The Real News discusses the upcoming federal elections in Venezuela. Everything from popular support for Nicolás Maduro, to the opposition candidates, to the Constituent Assembly’s role in the process (they’re rewriting the nation’s constitution while this is all going down!) and of course, US interference in the process (and probable buying-out of opposition candidates, to boot).

One thing worth noting that wasn’t mentioned here: If the US embargoes Venezuela’s oil, the country will NOT be bankrupted. China and Japan are major buyers of Venezuelan oil, China in particular…and they will be more than happy to take up any slack that Gringolandia leaves.

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