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VICE: Season 5

5x23 Dawn of a Dictator

  • 2017-08-26T04:00:00+02:00 on Showtime
  • 28 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News, War

In early 2017 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced moves that would change the world's most oil-rich nation from a democracy into a dictatorship. This sparked a crisis, igniting long-standing anger over inequality, misrule, hunger and crime. VICE founder Suroosh Alvi and correspondent Ben Anderson travelled to Venezuela as Maduro seized Venezuela's political institutions with an alleged 'sham election' and violently suppressed the growing opposition to his rule.