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Backstory: Hugo Chávez

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has been governing his country for the last month from a hospital bed in Cuba. Nikolas Kozloff, author of the book Hugo Chávez: Oil, Politics, and the Challenge to the United States, looks at the Chavez presidency and how he has maintained his grip on power.  

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Nikolas Kozloff
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Comments [2]

Howard from the Bronx

Does this guy breathe? He just goes on and on and on! No need to ask what his politics are. He has no problem with a "benevolent" dictator - if only he would do things the author's way.

Jun. 30 2011 01:56 PM

Socialism has failed EVERYWHERE it was tried. Even the kibbutzim in Israel essentially failed and had to be bailed out at the cost of billions of dollars. And every communist state very quickly became one man dictatorships based on cult of personality, as socialism cannot sustain itself by itself over the long run.

When are all these leftist, malcontent journalists going to "get it?"

Jun. 30 2011 01:55 PM

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