Without Hugo Chavez can "chavismo" survive? This was the question that anchor, Marco Werman posed to Moises Naim, a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Miguel Tinker-Salas a professor of Latin American History at Pomona College.
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez handily won re-election over the weekend. On the heels of his victory, in a speech to his supporters, he vowed the country would never return to "neo-liberal" economics and would instead deepen its embrace of socialism.
Anti-government protests in Ukraine may be getting most of the attention, but a growing opposition movement in Venezuela is challenging its government to fix longstanding economic issues. What began as a non-violent movement has turned deadly in Venezuela, as well.
The "Tower of David" in downtown Caracas is called "the world's tallest squat" because thousands of people have been living in the unfinished skyscraper. Now, the government is moving people to new housing outside the city — and many squatters have mixed feelings.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's James Ingham in Caracas about a joint venture by Venezuela and Iran: the two oil producers are joining forces to produce bicycles in government-run, socialist factories.
Lisa Mullins speaks with the Carter Center's Jennifer McCoy about yesterday's referendum victory for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Voters decided to do away with term limits for Chavez, allowing him to run for office indefinitely.
Singer Elizabeth Ayoub has a rich cultural heritage. Born in
Venezuela to Lebanese immigrants, she was educated at American schools there. Her new album is a reflection of this cultural mix. Anchor Marco Werman has today's Global Hit.