The Legacy of Hugo Chávez One Year After His Death (Audio)

A week before the one-year anniversary of Chávez's death, panelists Mark Weisbrot, Dan Kovalik, Julio Escalona, and James Early discuss the late President Chávez's global political and social legacy.

March 5, 2014


Today, March 5, marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías. On February 26, the Venezuelan diplomatic mission’s Bolivarian Hall in Washington, DC held a forum titled “The legacy of Hugo Chavez." The panel focused on the political, social, and economic impact that this Latin American leader had on the poor, social movements, and governments alike in the United States, Venezuela, and the region. Since his passing, there have been questions raised about the longevity and viability of many of the regional projects he spearheaded and the struggle for 21st century socialism. The panel also addressed the recent wave of violence in Venezuela and strategies moving forward.


Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of CEPR (Center for Economic and Policy Research)
Dan Kovalik, Adjunct Professor of International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh
Ambassador Julio Escalona, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations
Moderator: James Early, Boardmember for the Institute for Policy Studies and Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Audio recorded and edited by Michael Fox, NACLA editor 2011-2012

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