Welcome to the show. I'm Carl Azuz.
Millions of people in Venezuela have gone to the polls to vote in a presidential election. It started yesterday morning. The leader of the South American country has chosen through a simple majority vote and the incumbent president, Nicolas Maduro, is hoping to continue in its job for at least another six years.
One thing that's interesting about this is that the main group that opposes Venezuela's leader is boycotting the election. Many of those who aren't voting believe it's been rigged to give President Maduro the victory. In fact, the election has been criticized as unfair both inside and outside of Venezuela.
The country's leader blames the United States for trying to undermine the vote. Venezuelan and U.S. presidents have criticized each other for years.
But President Maduro says Venezuela's election would not be tarnished and that the outcome would be respected.
The controversial incumbent does have challengers. And while they have different ideas on how to run Venezuela, anyone who wins will have a hard job ahead.