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  • Hugo Chávez and Petro Populism

    March 25, 2005 ... based on oil prices. In 2004 government spending jumped 47 percent, much of which went to pay for healthcare and ...
  • Venezuela: Knocking over Dominos in Latin America

    May 26, 2005 Recent demands by the people of Bolivia for their government to "take the same path as Venezuela" revelas the powerful resonance of the "Bolivarian revolution" throuhout Latin America. As Venezuela depeens this process of social, economic, and political transformation it is increasingly unlikely that the people of Latin America will tolerate their unresponsive governments. It is equally unlikely that the Cold War mentality of Washington will tolerate the threat of a good example.