Daily Archives: 2018-05-18

Critics Say He Can’t Beat a Dictator. This Venezuelan Thinks He Can.

If there is one thing that particularly irks Henri Falcón, it’s the suggestion that you can’t beat a dictatorship.

Mr. Falcón, a former governor, promises to defeat President Nicolás Maduro when Venezuela goes to the polls on Sunday. Few elections have been such a crossroads for democracy in South America in recent years — and for the fate of one of its countries.

The daily hunger across Venezuela mounts, claiming the lives of infants and sending hundreds of thousands fleeing across the border. Inflation is mind-boggling, whittling the nation’s minimum wage to the equivalent of $3 a month.

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