Juan Cristobal Nagel

Caracas Chronicles

Guest

Professor of economics at the Universidad de Los Andes in Santiago, Columbia; co-editor of Caracas Chronicles, an English-language blog on Venezuelan politics and co-author of Blogging the Revolution: Caracas Chronicles and the Hugo Chávez Era



Juan Cristobal Nagel on KCRW

Venezuela’s worsening economic crisis has spilled over into chaos in recent weeks.

Chronic Food Shortages Prompt Riots in Venezuela

Venezuela’s worsening economic crisis has spilled over into chaos in recent weeks.

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Venezuelan streets are teeming with protesters, and government forces are violently cracking-down on them across the country. At least 8 people have died so far.

Venezuelan Violence

Venezuelan streets are teeming with protesters, and government forces are violently cracking-down on them across the country. At least 8 people have died so far.

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During fourteen years as President, Hugo Chavez used Venezuela's vast oil resources to help the poor, which made him a hero to masses of people.

Hugo Chavez: His Life and Legacy

During fourteen years as President, Hugo Chavez used Venezuela's vast oil resources to help the poor, which made him a hero to masses of people.

from To the Point

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