Venezuela: The Revolution Continues

Venezuela: The Revolution Continues

Oil-rich Venezuela is becoming increasingly polarized between supporters and opponents of the so-called Bolivarian Revolution, the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez’s leftist social movement. Virginia Lopez, the Venezuela correspondent for the British daily newspaper The Guardian, and Miguel Tinker Salas, professor of Latin American history at Pomona College, examine the successes and failures of the Bolivarian Revolution—from its 1999 inception to the present day—as Venezuela’s contentious politics, economic woes, and social tensions show no signs of abating.

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