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    Inside Story Americas - What is behind Venezuela's food shortage?

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    This week Venezuela's election council announced that an audit of the results of the country's presidential election confirmed that Nicolas Maduro won by 1.5 percentage points over Henrique Capriles in the coutnry's presidential election in April.We ask if President Maduro can improve the country's economy and put an end to shortage of food items and basic goods. Inside Story Americas, with presenter Shihab Rattansi, discusses with guests: David Smilde, a senior fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA); Greory Wilpert, an editor of the website; and Miguel Tinker, a professor of Latin American History at Pomona College.