Analysis: Under fire, Venezuela's Maduro vows new graft crackdown




 
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Analysis: Under fire, Venezuela's Maduro vows new graft crackdown
 
August 15th, 2013  
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Analysis: Under fire, Venezuela's Maduro vows new graft crackdown
By Daniel Wallis CARACAS (Reuters) - When even Venezuela's most famous topless model complains on Twitter that the government is too soft on corruption, it could be time for President Nicolas Maduro to sit up and take action. Already facing big economic challenges while trying to fill the shoes of his charismatic mentor, the late Hugo Chavez, Maduro is on the receiving end of a new wave of criticism for letting graft close to home go unpunished. The former bus driver, who narrowly won an election in April after Chavez's death from cancer, has launched a fresh anti-corruption drive. ...




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