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Hugo Chávez in 2012 (Wikimedia Commons) and Donald Trump in 2015 (Gage Skidmore/ Flickr).

No, Donald Trump is Not Hugo Chávez

Chávez was a socialist and a Third-World nationalist, Trump an authoritarian right-winger and proud imperialist. So what's behind the U.S. media's repeated false parallels between the two? 

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Enrique Dussel: Without Epistemic Decolonization, There Is No Revolution
Despite Profit Motive, US Banks and Markets Squeezing Venezuela's Economy
People are comparing Donald Trump to Hugo Chávez. That’s mostly wrong.
Steve Ellner Part II: Is the Bolivarian Revolution a Populist Failure?
Dear Media: Venezuela is Not Haiti

Venezuela in images

Venezuelans Celebrate Day of Indigenous Resistance - Thousands took to the streets of the Venezuelan capital on October 12 to commemorate the Day of Indgenous Resistance as well as manifest their support for the Maduro government in the face of imperialist threats.   

Steve Ellner addresses a forum in 2014 on Chavismo in Caracas, Venezuela. (Archive)

Steve Ellner Part II: Is the Bolivarian Revolution a Populist Failure?

Universidad de Oriente Professor Steve Ellner discusses a range of key issues in Venezuela, including the efficacy of state social programs such as the CLAPs, the Maduro government’s controversial Mining Arc, and the role of international solidarity. 


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Economic Indicators

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This CEPR has written various reports on the situation of the venezuelan economy. Read them here