The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Left-Wing Populism in Socialist Venezuela
Keywords:Populism, Socialism, Venezuela
Gill shows how Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s populist style of governance both inspired opposition to U.S. imperialism and drew the ire of many powerful domestic and foreign groups, contributing to the country's current economic malaise.
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