Herbert London: Venezuelan Misery

Jul 26, 2017

Winston Churchill made the telling observation that socialism can provide equality, but it is the equality of misery; while capitalism offers the inequality of prosperity and plenty. History has reinforced this belief many times and now we are living through this nightmare yet again in a place Hugo Chavez of Venezuela a called socialist paradise.

3/3/14 Panel

Mar 3, 2014

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
CA Pot Plan

    Hugo Chavez’s death has drawn the world’s attention as Venezuela faces regime change for the first time in fourteen years. Since he came to power in 1999, Chavez has loomed large on the world stage as a hugely controversial and contradictory leader.

In Comandante: Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela - journalist Rory Carroll investigates how Chavez went from being an impoverished boy from the plains with big league baseball aspirations, to becoming a military officer, coup-leader, media darling, and elected leader.

Formerly The Guardian’s Latin American bureau chief, Rory Carroll has covered war zones, survived a kidnapping in Iraq, and reported on South Africa’s post-apartheid transition. He was stationed in Caracas for the research and writing of Comandante.