Era of Chavez Socialism winding down in Venezuela

Washington Post: “Venezuela’s opposition won control of the National Assembly by a landslide, stunning the ruling party and altering the balance of power 17 years after the late Hugo Chavez kicked off the nation’s socialist revolution.”

Current president Maduro enjoyed popular support trying to fulfill Chavista socialist dreams for the country, but we may be running out of Latino leader to shake fists at American policy. Opponents of his party criticize a populist platform that paid off the poor with Venezuela’s oil money without investing in infrastructure. Chavistas point to the hundreds of thousands that have been lifted out of poverty. Accusations of corruption are a national sport. Price controls, hyper-inflation and shortages have paralyzed the economy. The new Assembly is sure to push for immediate reforms.

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