Apr 4 • 1HR 10M

E38 - Venezuela and Chavismo w/ Alejandro Velasco

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A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.
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Danny and Derek speak about potential Russia-Ukraine peace talks (0:51), Pakistani PM Imran Khan’s facing a no-confidence vote (9:36), Ansar Allah/Houthi and Saudi ceasefires (14:28), and the DPRK’s most recent ballistic missile test (17:39). They are then joined by Alejandro Velasco, associate professor of history at NYU, to discuss Venezuela and Chavismo. They talk Venezuelan history since the 1950’s, Chavez’s early life, ideologies informing his approach to state power, and much more.  

Check out Alejandro's book Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela: https://bit.ly/3DqgMki