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Venezuela After Chávez

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Former Venezuelan president and giant toe Hugo Chávez

Tomorrow, Model EU will be sponsoring a panel discussion on Venezuelan and regional politics in the wake of socialist President Hugo Chávez’s death in early March. The panel will include Professors Aldo Vacs (Government), Maria Fernanda Lander (Latin American Studies), Violeta Lorenzo (Foreign Languages and Literature), Mehmet Odekon (Economics), and Jordana Dym (History).

This is a veritable powerhouse team of international affairs scholars here at Skidmore, and the discussion is sure to be lively and interesting. Definitely worth checking out for those into that sort of thing.

Wednesday April 17, 8:30pm @ Gannett

Hugo Chavez Documentary Screening

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Chavez and friend

Tomorrow, United Minds and Raices will be screening the No Volverán: The Venezuelan Revolution Now! This documentary examines the tenure of populist leader Hugo Chávez and the so-called “Bolivarian Revolution.”

Chávez has ruled Venezuela for over a decade. In that time, he has presided over a hilariously mismanaged economyrampant crime, and a crippling brain drain. Earlier this month, he secured a fourth term in a contested (and sketchy) election, and he has vowed to “deepen the Revolution” in the coming years.

A discussion will follow the screening, and a representative of Hands Off Venezuela! will be in attendance. I’ve watched part of the documentary, and though it’s fairly obvious Chávista propaganda, it’ll definitely foster a good, robust debate about Latin American politics, leftism, human rights, and the future of democracy in the region.

Wednesday October 18, 7pm @ Spa

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