This week marks the one-year anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s death. Riots and protests have engulfed Venezuela as the government of Chávez’s successor, Nicolas Maduro, commemorates the dead comandante. Wednesday was the latest of a series of clashes between the opposition and government security forces that have left at least 20 dead and dozens detained. Maria Hinojosa walks us through the history behind the cult of Hugo Chávez and she interviews Caracas-based reporter Girish Gupta about the situation on the ground.
Girish Gupta is a British foreign correspondent based in Caracas, Venezuela. He’s covered the Mexican drug wars, illegal smuggling in the Amazon and the ups and downs of Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. He also reports on the Middle East. He holds a Masters in Physics from the University of Manchester.
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