Hugo Chavez: The Man, His Policies, the People of Venezuela, and the Unites States

ChavezDVDCover1Thursday, March 14, 7:15 p.m.
ACIV 219
“Hugo Chavez: The Man, His Policies, the People of Venezuela, and the Unites States”

Sponsored by the department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication, the MA program in Intercultural Communication,  the PhD program in Language, Literacy and Culture.

On Tuesday, March 5, Hugo Chávez, the president of Venezuela, died after a long bout with cancer.  Chávez was a strong and popular leader in his country and throughout Latin America.  On the other hand, the United States government saw him as an enemy to be eliminated. In fact, in 2002 the U.S. government backed a failed coup to overthrow him.  Learn about Chávez, his policies, and his friends and enemies at this event.

The film THE ASSASSINATION OF HUGO CHÁVEZ by BBC journalist Greg Palast explores that failed coup attempt, Chávez’s supporters and enemies, and the growing strength of the progressive governments in Latin America that are distancing themselves from U.S. control.

Discussion to follow the film.

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