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August 14, 2006

United States
Hugo Chavez’s World Tour

In a recent world tour—stops included Belarus, Russia, and Iran—Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attempted to expand his influence beyond Latin America and capitalize on the leverage afforded by his …

November 27, 2006

Venezuela
Living with Hugo

Overview Hugo Chávez poses a challenge to U.S. interests in the Americas. Just how much of a challenge, though, is a matter of disagreement among experts. With Venezuelan oil revenues soaring a…

March 7, 2013

Human Rights
The UN Human Rights Council Honors Hugo Chavez

During the years when the late Hugo Chavez ruled Venezuela and attacked human rights there, the UN Human Rights Council was unable to adopt one single resolution about Venezuela. To this sad record a…

February 15, 2009

Economics
Why Venezuela’s referendum is the least of Hugo Chávez’s Worries

This Sunday Venezuelan voters will go to the polls to decide whether elected officials, including President Hugo Chávez, can run for re-election indefinitely. Chávez has thrown the full force of the…

Why Venezuela’s referendum is the least of Hugo Chávez’s Worries

January 11, 2007

Venezuela
Venezuela's turn toward socialism: Hugo Chavez plans to nationalize CANTV and EDC

On Monday January 8th, two days before his inauguration to a third term, Hugo Chavez announced that he would deepen his socialist or Bolivarian revolution by nationalizing companies that are deemed t…

November 27, 2006

Diplomacy and International Institutions
United States Should Ignore Hugo Chávez’s “Blustery Rhetoric,” Argues New Council Report

“Chávez’s bark...is far worse than his bite,” says a new Council Special Report, which urges U.S. officials to “look beyond his blustery rhetoric…as long as Chávez does not take steps that fundamenta…

May 1, 2017

Venezuela
Venezuela's Chavez Era

Hugo Chávez assumed Venezuela's presidency in 1999 on a populist platform. But critics say three terms under his "socialist revolution" have made the country increasingly resemble an authoritarian st…

September 23, 2010

Venezuela
Opposition Challenges for Chávez

Venezuela’s National Assembly elections this weekend are a referendum on President Hugo Chávez and a "proxy" for the 2012 presidential elections, says expert Michael McCarthy. They could also bolster…

January 4, 2013

Politics and Government
The World Next Week: Global Economic Risks After the Fiscal Cliff, Hugo Chavez’s Inauguration, and U.S.-Russian Talks on Syria

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed global economic risks, Hugo Chavez’s presidential inauguration in Venezuela, and upcoming U.S.-Russian talks on Syria with UN and Arab L…

A man walks past a mural depicting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Courtesy Reuters).

March 5, 2013

Cuba
Chávez Loses Battle to Cancer

After fourteen years in power, Vice President Nicolás Maduro announced this evening that President Hugo Chávez had lost his long and secretive battle with cancer. Chávez’s legacy will surely be mixed…

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