Maduro: presiding over Venezuela's crisis in shadow of Chavez

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro owes his rule to his left-wing predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez, and he’s not about to let anybody forget it. The props are meant to underline continuity: that Maduro stands for all that Chavez represented, and is unwavering in promoting that legacy. Maduro, a mustachioed 53-year-old former union leader and bus driver, comes up short on all those counts.

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