Tag: Hugo Chavez

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  • Brazil may rue its choice of leader

    Brazil may rue its choice of leader

    Next Sunday’s second round of the presidential election in Brazil is more or less guaranteed to ensconce in power an extraordinarily odious figure from the far right. Brazil, by far the biggest country in South America, is the world’s fourth largest democracy. There is a serious risk that it may not much longer qualify for …

    October 25, 2018
  • 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