[Marxism] Venezuela: The real meaning of 'Chavismo'

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 02:30:07 MST 2013

*Elias Jaua* was Venezuelan vice-president from 2010-2012 and is now
foreign minister. He is identified as a national leader of the left of the
Chavista movement and is often seen as being more popular with
rank-and-file Chavistas than some other national leaders around Chavez.
Below, he looks at the origins and meaning of the term “Chavismo”. The
article was translated into English by Rachel Boothroyd and is reprinted
from Venezuela Analysis <http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/>.

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