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A bad mix for Venezuela: oil and Chavez

Apr 12, 2016
The socialist president used oil revenue to buy support for his regime and now the country is suffering for it
Another barrio mural of Chavez. 
Jorge Galino/Marketplace

Dispatches from Venezuela: Red roofs and the new ogling

Feb 17, 2016
From the notebook of Marketplace correspondent Scott Tong, on the ground in Venezuela.
The higher you climb in Venezuela's barrios, the poorer the people are who live there.
Jorge Galindo/Marketplace

After election, what's next for Venezuela?

Apr 18, 2013
Stephen Keppel, economics editor at Univision News, says the Maduro's slim margin of victory could make it difficult for his government to achieve economic reforms.

In Venezuela, an election and more of the same

Apr 15, 2013
Venezuela elects Hugo Chavez's preferred successor as president. We talk to one business owner about what that means for him.

Hugo Chavez: Embalmed, for all to see

Mar 7, 2013
Acting Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said today that Hugo Chavez's body will be permanently displayed.

Chavez death ripples throughout Latin America

Mar 6, 2013
How will Chavez's passing affect the economies of other countries in Latin America?

After Chavez death, Venezuela faces tough economic choices

Mar 6, 2013
What's ahead for Venezuela after the death of Hugo Chavez?

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Chavez is gone but what of his legacy?

Mar 6, 2013
Controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died yesterday leaving a nation divided over the wisdom of his policies. Both critics and supporters agree that he has changed the role of the poor in Venezuela.

The economic legacy of Hugo Chavez

Mar 5, 2013
Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro says President Hugo Chavez has died. We look back at the legacy the leader left behind.

In death, Hugo Chavez leaves economic legacy

Mar 5, 2013
Taking power in 1999, Hugo Chavez almost single-handedly transformed Venezuelan society, wielding the country's oil wealth as a weapon. Can a strongman economy continue after his death?