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Wed February 6, 2013
Venezuela

Today on Your Call: What’s next for Venezuela?



  On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the political situation in Venezuela. President Hugo Chavez’s battle with cancer has prevented him from assuming his presidential responsibilities. So how has Venezuela changed since Chavez took power 14 years ago? Who is in control now? Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here. How has Chevez's revolution changed the sociopolitical landscape in Latin America? It's Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and you.


Guests:


 


Miguel Tinker Salas, professor of Latin American History at Pomona College and author of The Enduring LEgacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela


Francisco Toro, freelance journalist and political blogger for Caracas Chronicles


Sujatha Fernandes, professor of sociology at Queens College and author of Who Can Stop the Drums?: Urban Social Movements in Chavez's Venezuela


Resources:


 


Miguel Tinker Salas


Sujatha Fernandes


Caracas Chronicles


NY Times: Austerity Will Cement the Chávez Myth (Francisco Toro)


NY Times: Follow the Oil (Miguel Tinker Salas)


NY Times: Room for Debate -- Venezuela


Democracy Now!: Debate: With Chávez Ailing, Venezuela’s Longstanding Divisions Threaten New Political Upheaval


The Guardian: The Hugo Chávez cult is over


The Telegraph: Death of Hugo Chavez could set off shock waves across region 


Huffington Post: Hugo Chavez Personality Cult Flourishes In Venezuela  


Washington Post: Chavez’s influence wanes in Latin America 


The Atlantic: What Hugo Chavez Built: The Legacy of Latin-American 'Chavismo' 


CNN: Venezuelan elections about more than Hugo Chavez's legacy 


The Economist: The Big Mac index 


ABC News: Diplomat: Check Was for Iranian Company's Work 


Scribd: Poverty Reduction in Venezuela: A Reality Based View 


World Bank: Statistics on Poverty Decline 


The Atlantic: Why Are Venezuelan Prisoners Sewing Their Mouths Shut?


BBC: Venezuela officials: Hugo Chavez's health 'improving'


Global Post: Fidel Castro: Hugo Chavez doing 'much better' (VIDEO)


The New Yorker: SLUMLORD: What has Hugo Chávez wrought in Venezuela?

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