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Tag: Gustavo Coronel

  • Thursday, March 17th 2011 - 18:25 UTC

    Gustavo Coronel: The Four Hotbeds of Corruption in Venezuela

    Hugo Chavez became president of Venezuela in 1998 on the strength of his promises to stamp out corruption. Venezuela had been a democratic showcase for the hemisphere from 1958 to the early 1970’s but after receiving a huge oil income in the mid-1970 the quality of government deteriorated and waste and corruption set in. By 1998 most Venezuelans were deeply disappointed and wanted a radical change. They got it with Hugo Chavez. What they never imagined was that the change would be for the worse.