Chavez

February 20, 2019
Rebecca Hanson y Francisco Sánchez

Hace unos años muchos de los barrios obreros de Caracas eran en gran parte fervientes partidarios del chavismo. Hoy en día están divididos aunque no confían en la oposición tampoco.

February 13, 2019
Rebecca Hanson and Francisco Sánchez

Just a few years ago, the vast majority of working-class barrios in Caracas were ardent supporters of Chavismo. Today, they are split—but they don’t trust the opposition either.

February 8, 2019
Steve Ellner

Trump’s unwavering backing of Juan Guaidó’s shadow government in Venezuela attaches a “made in the U.S.A.” label to all those positioned to govern should Maduro fall. This could scuttle the opposition's chances of maintaining longstanding support among the majority of Venezuelans. 

May 11, 2017
Steve Ellner

What Chavista theorist Heinz Dieterich can tell us about the current crisis in Venezuela – and what he misses.

October 28, 2016
Alejandro Velasco

The oil curse and socialism are two frequently touted reasons for Venezuela's current crisis. Each is elegant, convincing, and wrong--dangerously so.

October 20, 2016
John Patrick Leary

The U.S. media has repeatedly drawn false parallels between Donald Trump and Hugo Chávez, reflecting widespread denial that Trump’s xenophobia and jingoism could be home grown.

March 7, 2013
NACLA writer Keane Bhatt speaks to Al-Jazeera about the legacy of Chávez for the youth of Venezuela.
January 16, 2013

Carlos Ciappina is the Secretary of the School for Journalism and Social Communication at the National University of La Plata, which awarded Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez its Rodolfo Walsh Award for Popular Communication in 2011. According to Ciappina, the right to communication means not only free speech, but also access to the means of communication.

December 20, 2012
Gabriel Hetland

Regional elections do not usually attract international media headlines. But Sunday’s gubernatorial race in Venezuela was not a typical regional election. This was the first time since Chávez came to power in 1999 in which he was unable to actively campaign in an election.

December 14, 2012
Gabriel Hetland

On December 8, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez announced that his cancer has returned. Unlike past announcements, this time around Chávez publicly acknowledged that his odds of survival may not be great. Chávez took the astonishing, and quite unprecedented, step of naming a successor, foreign secretary Nicolas Maduro.

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