El Processo: Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s Emerging Democracy, and the Bolivarian Revolution
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The South American country of Venezuela is best known for it’s natural beauty and vast oil wealth. Less widely known are the social and political events that have rocked the country over the past couple of years. The U.S. media often describe the situation as a crisis of populist President Hugo Chavez’ own making.
Making Contact‘s Rosalyn Fay was in Caracas, Venezuela in summer 2003. There she met with community groups, government officials and those most affected by Chavez’ leadership- the poor- who tell a decidedly different story about their “Bolivarian Revolution.”
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Braulio Alvarez, Instituto Nacional de Tierras –Caracas, Venezuela
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