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Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

The Death and Legacy of Hugo Chávez


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Hugo Chavez in 2006.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Hugo Chavez in 2006.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died Tuesday at the age of 58, after a battle with cancer. We'll discuss the controversial leader's career and look at what lies ahead for Venezuela, the fourth-largest oil supplier to the United States and, under Chávez, a U.S. adversary. We will also consider the likely successor to Chávez and discuss whether his socialist and revolutionary agendas will continue after his death.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Francisco Toro, author of "Blogging the Revolution: Caracas Chronicles and the Hugo Chavez Chronicles" and blogger for CaracasChronicles.com
  • Miguel Tinker Salas, professor of history and Latin American studies specializing in Venezuela at Pomona College
  • Rory Carroll, South America correspondent for The Guardian

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