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American Forum - Chávez’s Venezuela After a Decade of Bolivarian Revolution

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Jennifer McCoy
November 21, 2008
11:00AM (EST)

Jennifer McCoy
Jennifer McCoy

JENNIFER MCCOY is a Political Science Professor at Georgia State University, and Director of the Americas Program at The Carter Center in Atlanta. She is an internationally recognized expert on Venezuelan politics, and she accompanied President Jimmy Carter on his historic 2002 trip to Cuba. She is editor and contributor to The Unraveling of Representative Democracy in Venezuela (Johns Hopkins University, 2004); Political Learning and Redemocratization in Latin America: Do Political Leaders Learn from Political Crises? (North-South Center, 2000); and Venezuelan Democracy Under Stress (North-South Center, 1995).

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Latin America: In the last decade, we have witnessed a dramatic rise of leftist governments in Latin America. At the same time, there has also been a substantive decline in U.S. influence in the region, perhaps best exemplified by the failed launch of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). And long-standing issues such as drug control and immigration remain at the forefront of U.S.-Latin American policy concerns. For these reasons, in the fall of 2008, ten years after Chavez' landmark election in 1998, the Miller Center at the University of Virginia launched a special ongoing Forum series focused on Latin America.

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