Post Tagged with: "Chavez"

Interview – Santiago Zabala

Interview – Santiago Zabala

Professor Zabala shares his insights on the irrelevance of nationality, the continuing relevance of Marx, and explains how Hugo Chávez bears similarities to Barack Obama.

Venezuela in the Firing Line of Threats to Democratic Stability in Latin America

Venezuela in the Firing Line of Threats to Democratic Stability in Latin America

Resistance to Hugo Chavez’s agenda obscures the fact that the system he upended did not reflect popular yearnings for economic prosperity, social justice, and democracy.

Crisis in Venezuela: Will Anybody Support Democracy?

Crisis in Venezuela: Will Anybody Support Democracy?

While polarisation in society and government has led to unsustainable social fracture, a lack of regional support suggests Venezuelan democracy has been left on its own.

Venezuela and Oil Diplomacy: The End of the Road for Petrocaribe?

Venezuela and Oil Diplomacy: The End of the Road for Petrocaribe?

There has been a concerted effort in post-Chavez Venezuela to reaffirm its commitment to Petrocaribe. However, Venezuela’s economic problems could undermine official policy.

What After Chavez?

What After Chavez?

Hugo Chavez’s chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro, won the presidential election on 14 April 2013 with 50.7% of the vote. But, currently, the greatest debate in Venezuela is not the fate of its foreign policy, but the fate of Mr Maduro himself.

Why Hugo Chavez’s Illness Matters

Why Hugo Chavez’s Illness Matters

On June 10th President Hugo Chavez went under the knife in Havana to remove what Venezuelan officials called a pelvic abscess. Since that date, Chavez has been out of the public eye. For a loquacious president fond of giving seven hour speeches to a bleary-eyed audience, this is an extraordinary amount of time to maintain silence, leading to rampant speculative fervour within Venezuela, and internationally.

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