12:48am

Thu March 6, 2014
Politics

Today on Your Call: What is happening in post-Chavez Venezuela?


On today's your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the socio-political landscape in Venezuela.  March 5th marked the first anniversary of the death of president Hugo Chavez but the day came at a time of an unprecedented political unrest. What sparked the current protests? What political forces are at play? And how are these protests shaping the country’s future? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Carlos Martinez, former Venezuela program director for Global Exchange and the co-author of Venezuela Speaks!: Voices From The Grassroots

Rory Carroll, Guardian’s correspondent and the author of Comandante: Hugo Chávez's Venezuela.

Virginia López,  journalist with The Guardian based in Caracas

Web Resources:

The Guardian: Venezuela: chaos and thuggery take the place of the pretty revolution

The Guardian: Venezuela's poor join protests as turmoil grips Chávez's

The Conversation: Misrepresentation left, right and centre in Venezuela protests

Reuters: Venezuela's Chavez remembered with pomp and protest

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