6 Mar 2013
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez succumbed to cancer on 5 March 2013 at 16h25. Chavez left an indelible mark on Venezuela and on global politics not only for his robust focus on alleviating poverty, but also for his strong stance against American imperialism. He was particularly critical of the human cost of the global war on terror.
Chavez was revered by Venezuela's poor, but reviled by its middle and upper classes, including the country's private media that actively participated in a coup to remove him in 2002.
Watch the documentary, “Inside Venezuela’s Revolution”, which provides a rare glimpse into the development of Chavez’s “21st Century Socialism”.
"Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela", director Pablo Navarrete, © Alborada Films 2009.
Editor's Note: You might also be interested in this excellent piece from Graeg Grandin published by The Nation, "On the Legacy of Hugo Chavez". Also worth watching is this interview with specialist on Venezuela, Gregory Wilpert, "Chavez Democratized Venezuela Making it the Most Equal Country in Latin America", from The Real News Network.