Would Venezuela be in crisis under Hugo Chavez?


Hugo Chavez made Venezuela one of the richest countries in South America in the early 2000s. Today, the Venezuelan economy is on the verge of collapse with hyper inflation and extreme shortages of electricity, food and medicine. On this episode we speak to Temir Porras, a former policy advisor to Chavez and former Chief of Staff Nicolas Maduro, on what could have been done to avoid the current crisis.

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