Life under Nicolás Maduro’s authoritarian regime is likely to continue as Venezuela heads into a presidential election this Sunday.
Though Venezuela’s daily hunger crisis mounts and inflation continues to skyrocket, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is still expected to win re-election on Sunday, extending his five-year term.
Street protests against Maduro are common as people cry out against the lack of food, medicine, and money under the president’s authoritarian regime. The protests are often met by deadly force, and they seem to have done little to change life under Maduro.
Venezuela will hold presidential elections on Sunday, but they come with a catch: The most popular candidates among the opposition either have been barred from running or are jailed as political prisoners.