The Uruguayan flag flutters at half-mast at the Independencia square in Montevideo, on March 6, 2013, during a three-day national mourning for the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
The Uruguayan flag flutters at half-mast at the Independencia square in Montevideo, on March 6, 2013, during a three-day national mourning for the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. - 
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Controversial Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died yesterday, leaving the nation – and the world – to reflect on his legacy. Both critics and supporters of Chavez agree that he has changed the role of the poor in Venezuela. But how will Chavez's passing affect the economies of other countries in Latin America?

Stephen Keppel, economics editor for Univision News, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss Chavez's economic and political legacy abroad.

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