Letters and Politics

Venezuela: A Debate on the Future of the Bolivarian Revolution – June 2, 2016

Political crisis in Venezuela deepens as the opposition-led parliament called for nationwide protests against President Nicolas Maduro. The opposition is calling for the ouster of the president while Venezuela faces hyperinflation as well as acute food, water and electricity shortages.

We discuss the root causes of the crisis, and what the future of the Bolivarian Revolution.

Guest:

Miguel Tinker Salas, professor of history and Latin American studies, Pomona College; author of “Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know”

Clif Ross is a journalist, filmmaker and former supporter of the Bolivarian process of Venezuela.  He’s the author of the book Venezuela: The Map or the Territory (2015) and the the forthcoming book, Home from the Dark Side of Utopia

 

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