Venezuela

Robert talks with reporter Raymond Collitt in Caracas about the ongoing political crisis engulfing Venezuela. A constituent assembly elected last month to re-write the constitution has given itself the power to overhaul the judiciary, and has taken away Congress' power to make laws. Venezuela's traditional political elite says President Hugo Chavez is using the assembly to establish a dictatorship. But Chavez and the assembly are highly popular, as most Venezuelans believe drastic action is needed to root out endemic corruption and fight widespread poverty.

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