Chavez Heir Begins 6-Year Term With Weak Mandate

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Nearly half Venezuela’s voters don’t want Nicolas Maduro in the presidential chair. He’s inherited a dysfunctional economy, a deteriorating power grid and one of the world’s highest homicide rates. And a glimmer of discontent already has surfaced in the movement of Hugo Chavez, who picked him to carry on the socialist revolution.