Venezuela's Maduro to seek decree powers in graft fight




 
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Venezuela's Maduro to seek decree powers in graft fight
 
August 13th, 2013  
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Venezuela's Maduro to seek decree powers in graft fight
By Diego Ore and Daniel Wallis CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday he will ask for decree powers last used by his predecessor Hugo Chavez to ramp up a fight against corruption that has begun to cost him politically with supporters. Maduro, who served as Chavez's foreign minister and vice president, narrowly won an election four months ago after his socialist mentor died of cancer. He has struggled with slowing economic growth and rising inflation while also trying to impose control on the diverse coalition he inherited from Chavez. ...




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