RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Venezuela, once Latin America's top oil exporter and a bête noire of the United States, is enduring a deep economic, political and migration crisis.
With a third of its 30 million people going hungry, embattled President Nicolas Maduro still hopes to retake Congress from the opposition in Sunday's elections.
Chavez: Anti-US firebrand
Maduro was propelled to power in 2013 following the death of the hugely popular leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez.
Strongly anti-America, Chavez -- first elected president in 1999 -- mixed a larger-than-life personality with a man-of . . .