Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro sworn in for a new term

Maduro acknowledged Venezuela's difficulties in a speech at the ceremony, but repeated his accusations that foreign countries, led by the US, were undermining the economy.

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    Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in for the second time as the president of Venezuela.

    The government-controlled Constituent Assembly held a surprise ceremony for him, which the opposition denounced as unconstitutional.

    They largely boycotted Sunday's election, saying it would be neither free nor fair.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports.


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