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It is Necessary to Contextualize the Pragmatic and Populist Policies of the Chavista Government: An Interview with Steve Ellner

Steve Ellner is a well-known analyst of Venezuelan and Latin American politics and is a retired professor at the Universidad de

In the first section of this two-part interview, academic Steve Ellner discusses the recent charges of populism and pragmatism levelled at the Maduro-led government within the broader context of Chavista strategy vis-a-vis private sector business interests and the transition to socialism as a whole.

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From Chávez's "Strike at the Helm" to Maduro's "Shake-up" in Venezuela

(BBC Mundo)

Director of the Latin American Strategic Center of Geopolitics (CELAG), Alfredo Serrano Mancilla, takes a look at the political significance of Nicolas Maduro's recent "shake-up" of the Bolivarian Revolution. 

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Chavismo Marks 15 Years in Power, Venezuelan Government’s Coalition to Restructure

President Nicolas Maduro has announced the restructuring of the pro-government Great Patriotic Pole coalition, arguing the bloc

President Nicolas Maduro has announced the restructuring of the pro-government Great Patriotic Pole coalition, arguing the bloc should achieve “grassroots revolutionary hegemony” in Venezuelan politics. 

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Viva Venezuela: Fighting for Socialism

In October 2012 Venezuela faced a choice: whether to deepen the Bolivarian Revolution that under the leadership of Hugo Chavez, has brought dignity, health, education and hope - or to return to a brutal, unequal, neo-liberal society where oil wealth lined the pockets of multinational companies and Venezuelan elite. The people of Venezuela who voted for Chavez, voted to fight for socialism.

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"We Created Chavez" Author Reading and Discussion of Grassroots Revolutionary Movements in Venezuela

Event information
Wed, 09/10/2013 - 19:00
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
Internationalist Books and Community Center 405 W Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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Account of a Day with Nicolas Maduro (Interview)

Maduro talking with Topo journalists (El Viejo Topo)

In this interview translated by, El Viejo Topo journalists talk with Nicolas Maduro about his life, political formation, and the long story of how he got to know Chavez and then fought alongside him, before he was elected president until he died.

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Instruments for Doing Politics

(Ryan Mallett-Outtrim/Venezuelanalysis)

Marta Harnecker takes a revolutionary view of politics to discuss the challenges faced by Venezuela's revolutionaries.

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People Power in Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution: An Interview with George Ciccariello-Maher

George Ciccariello-Maher at a public reading of his book (Néstor Sánchez Cordero)

The author of We Created Chávez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution, George Ciccariello-Maher, spoke to Samuel Grove about the historical background to Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, the interventions of the popular masses that propelled Hugo Chávez to the presidency and the results and aftermath of Venezuela’s first election since Chávez's death in March

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Venezuela: Life after Chavez

When Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s iconic and charismatic president, died from cancer earlier this year, one question was uppermost in the minds of his supporters, his opponents and the wider world.Would his Bolivarian revolution die with him or had his 15 years in power so fundamentally changed the country that his legacy would be secure - regardless of who was chosen as his successor?

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Babette's Feast With the Refugees at PDVSA: The Real Importance of Maduro's Victory in Venezuela

Following last month's elections, the  legacy of Hugo Chávez was raked over the coals one last time, but the same old stats on poverty, inflation, and crime miss the real story.

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