Hugo Chavez

World Views
12:11 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

World Views: March 8, 2013

Listen to the entire March 8, 2013 episode

University of Oklahoma comparative political scientist Charles Kenney looks at the death and legacy of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, and John Topping, the President and CEO of the Climate Institute, discusses climate change, the Arctic, and international security.

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World Views
2:57 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Chávez Legacy Polarizing, But Politically Empowering

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Suzette Grillot's and Rebecca Cruise's conversation with Latin American democratization expert Charles Kenney.

World leaders, athletes, and left-wing celebrities were among those who attended Friday's funeral in Caracas for Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

"He produced in people profound feelings of love, affection, and loyalty, and of rejection and hate," said Charles Kenney, a University of Oklahoma comparative political scientist and an expert on Latin American democratization. "So for those who loved him, this is a very sorrowful time, and he is indeed, I think, seen as a martyr-like figure."

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