The Death of Chavez: A New Direction?

March 21, 2013

Speculation has been mounting in Venezuela following the death of Hugo Chavez over the late leader's successor and the country's regional leadership. On March 5, after a long battle with cancer, the death of Hugo Chavez Frias was announced. The late Venezuelan leader led the country since...

The Chavez World Vision

October 22, 2012

Chavez has used his personal charisma backed by generous aid spending to build an anti-empire to counter the US in its crusade for free trade.  But though he is ideologically opposed to the US economic system, he is realistically reliant on its power.  Upon meeting the President of the...

The Chavez Administration and the Demise of Citizen Security in Venezuela

October 19, 2012

Since taking office in 1998, Chavez has ignored the dramatic rise in violent crime, making security a private good in the socialist republic. In Caracas, Venezuela’s residential neighborhood of Bello Monte, journalists from multiple publications can be found every morning having coffee at...

An Era of Chavez

October 19, 2012

Chavez: love him for his benevolence, hate him for his megalomania, but heed the dangers of his era. Though Chavez has helped many Venezuelans out of poverty, the implications of his prolonged rule bear frightening consequences.  By the end of his next term, he will have governed the...

Hugo Chavez, President and Commander

October 19, 2012

Chavez has become a prominent world figure for his socialist project and defiant global mission. Both blessing and curse, his significance is without question. Background Hugo Chavez is a polarizing, yet indispensible figure in Latin America.  He has empowered the less fortunate, providing...