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Political Turmoil in South America

Ariana Cubilos
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Nicolas Madura

This week, Venezuelans have taken to the streets protesting President Nicolas Madura’s reign in the country as Juan Guaido declares himself interim President of the country. Also this week: controversial Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro headlined the World Economic Forum in Davos to the alarm of environmentalists. During this half hour of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Amy Erica Smith, who is an associate professor of political science at Iowa State University about the week in South American politics.


Lindsey Moon is IPR's Senior Digital Producer
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River