Leonardo Vivas teaches international politics at Emerson College and is a consultant for Freedom House. He is a former professor and coordinator of the Latin American Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Vivas is a sociologist who studied at Central University in Venezuela, and he went on to get an M.Phil from University of Sussex, UK, and a PhD from Nanterre Université in Paris.
Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez died of cancer ten years ago and his legacy remains controversial. Chávez rose to power at the start of the 21st century. On the one hand, he increased social programs for the poor and forged alliances with his neighbors. On the other hand, corruption, economic instability and disillusionment marked his presidency, and continue to do so under his hand-picked...
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