Tag: Hugo Chavez

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  • Revolution that failed

    Revolution that failed

    “Revolutions are the locomotives of history”, said Marx. For Venezuela, that locomotive has now stopped moving altogether. Characterized by extreme inequality, impoverished living conditions, endemic corruption and political disenfranchisement, it has been close to a failed state for quite some time. Now with inflation about to touch a million per cent according to IMF estimates …

    September 7, 2018
  • Crippled country

    Crippled country

    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold. That quote from WB Yeats’ poem, “The Second Coming” has turned out to be painfully apt in Venezuela. Its President, Nicolas Maduro, has failed his country, and the decision of protestors to hold a “national sit-in against the dictatorship” is but a symptom of the canker that has …

    May 20, 2017