December 10, 2012

Chavismo After Chavez

Ben Cohen, Commentary Magazine

AP Photo

“Free, free, totally free,” Hugo Chavez bellowed at reporters during a July 9 press conference in Caracas, when asked about the treatment he’d been undergoing in Cuba for the cancer he was diagnozed with one year earlier. That claim of a miraculous cure sustained him throughout the summer, as he fought off a concerted opposition attempt to defeat his bid for a fourth presidential term in the October election.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Venezuela, Hugo Chavez

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

December 10, 2012
Outlines of Venezuela After Chavez
John Rathbone, The World
2013 may well be the year that biology trumps ideology – if not in attitudes to global warming (although perhaps that too) then in the increasing actuarial possibilities that both Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez will soon die. ... more ››
December 10, 2012
Chavez Relapse Has Venezuela on Edge
Wyss & Rosati, Miami Herald
With key Venezuelan elections around the corner, and the presidential swearing-in ceremony next month, news that President Hugo Chavez's cancer has returned has the nation on edge. more ››
December 2, 2012
Obama Should Thank Hugo Chavez
Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald
Venezuela’s populist fiesta — in which Chávez has won reelection thanks to giving away his country’s oil bonanza in cash subsidies to millions of people, while at the same time destroying the economy and killing the... more ››
November 30, 2012
China's Misguided Affair with Chavez
Matt Ferchen, China Power
The reelection of Hugo Chávez last month for another six-year term as president of Venezuela elicited almost universal praise from Chinese media and foreign policy analysts. Their general consensus was that his reelection was... more ››
November 30, 2012
Will Chavez's Cancer Destroy Venezuela?
Peter Wilson, Foreign Policy
With Hugo Chavez in Cuba for yet more medical treatment, will Venezuela fall apart without him? more ››