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    11 January 2019

    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro greets supporters prior to the ceremonial swearing-in for his second presidential term, at the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela Jan. 10, 2019.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been inaugurated for a second term in office that would last until 2025. His new term comes amid the continuing economic war against the country and its people using harsh economic sanctions in an effort to oust President Maduro and his progressive government.

While the so-called Lima Group, the United States and other right-wing governments refused to recognize Maduro's new mandate, many progressive governments and international organizations have shown support and solidarity to Maduro. It is a critical moment for the region and the world amid a rise in right-wing politics and governments such as that of far-right Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. 

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