Venezuela’s Social Movements and Chavez’s Reelection


The relationship between Venezuela’s social movements and the Chavez government has been a complicated one, which will be put to a new test in 2012 with the presidential election scheduled for October. This panel will discuss how the relationship between the government and the social movements has evolved and what form it will take in this crucial election year. Will Chavez dominate the movements or will the movements have a major role to play in shaping the campaign and the government’s policies?

Facilitator: Gregory Wilpert


Dario Azzellini

Steve Ellner

George Cicariello-Maher

Williams Camacaro

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