Steve Ell­ner, who began teach­ing at the Uni­ver­si­dad de Ori­ente in Venezuela in 1977, is cur­rent­ly an adjunct pro­fes­sor of Inter­na­tion­al and Pub­lic Affairs at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty’s. His lat­est book is Rethink­ing Venezue­lan Pol­i­tics: Class, Con­flict and the Chavez Phe­nom­e­non (Lynne Rien­ner Publishers).
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Venezuela Reelects Hugo Chavez. What’s Next?
Can the fourth-term president reconcile a deeply divided Venezuela?
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Losing Latin America
America's 'backyard' has never been so united and independent of U.S. influence.
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Rethinking Venezuelan Politics
Ten years after Chavez's election, the movement he inspired remains divided over goals and strategies.
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Chávez Wins Again
Venezuelans continue to support socialist leader despite corruption fears
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The Trial (And Errors) of Hugo Chávez
Venezuelans are debating whether Chávez is putting the windfall of revenue from oil revenues to good use or squandering it through disorganization, corruption and misplaced priorities
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Chávez Consolidates Power
With the opposition routed, Venezuela's "revolutionary process" seems set to accelerate
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Chávez’s Opposition Opts Out
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Chávez Hits a Home Run
Venezuela’s embattled president calls his own shot by winning the recall election
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Chávez Escapes Recall
But the Venezuela opposition escalates its tactics
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Recall Fever Spreads South
Chávez faces third ouster attempt
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Middle-class Revolt
Venezuelan elites go on strike.
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Venezuela Divided
Hugo Chávez is back in power. Now what?