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  • Elite Democracy: When Washington Reigned Supreme in Venezuela

    January 25, 2007 ... the system in the U.S., to pacify the population. Both dictatorship and elite democracy play the same role of ... democratic system. Whether through elite democracy, or dictatorship, the participation of the masses must be ... In the 20th century, Venezuela transitioned from dictatorship to elite democracy and, finally, to that other ...
  • Washington and Its Contempt for the Venezuelan People

    January 9, 2007 ... little too popular for Washington's liking. After years of dictatorship, El Mocho represented a wide array of groups in ... had been sidelined, the threat of democracy avoided. Dictatorship: The Solution to the "Problem" of Democracy ... Juan Vicente Gómez who came to power a decade later. Dictatorship was much less risky, mostly because it was ...
  • Socialist Ideology Takes New Roots in South America

    January 29, 2007 Even though socialist parties have led many of the South American governments for the past decade and a half, none of their leaders ever indicated any intention to build socialism in their respective countries. But this position changed earlier this month when President Chavez announced that as his firm intention for Venezuela.