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Hugo in Heaven

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On March 30, 2013
A typically subtle Venezuelan state animation showing Hugo Chavez in heaven met by his revolutionary ancestors: The group includes Cuban Revolution leader Che Guevara, Latin American liberator Simón Bolívar, Argentine first lady Eva Perón, Chilean President Salvador Allende, Nicaraguan revolutionary Augusto César Sandino, and indigenous Venezuelan chief Guaicaipuro, according to Venezuela’s Agencia Venezolana de Noticias. […]

Worst Chavez Obit

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On March 7, 2013

The coverage of Hugo Chavez’s death has been almost universally terrible. But this piece from Associated Press business reporter Pamela Simpson takes the cake: Chavez invested Venezuela’s

The Chavez Legacy

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On January 10, 2013
Since it seems Hugo Chavez is about to die, it’s worth looking at his legacy a bit. Of course, it’s almost impossible to do so in a measured way. His die-hard supporters (relatively few as they may be in the United States) talk of him in reverent tones, as the sole man to stand up […]

Chavez

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On March 12, 2012

Callum McCormick has a very thoughtful essay on the legacy of Hugo Chavez from a leftist perspective. The upshot: While a defeat would for Chavez would be a setback for the left and perhaps ignite a

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