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In Search of Hugo Chávez
Vol. 85, No. 3 (May - Jun., 2006), pp. 45-59
Published by: Council on Foreign Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20031966
Page Count: 15
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The debate over Hugo Chávez has been dominated by opposing caricatures--a polarization that has thwarted a sound policy response. The Venezuelan president has an autocratic streak, no viable development model, and unsettling oil-funded aspirations to hemispheric leadership. But Washington and its allies should "confront" him indirectly: by proving they have better ideas.
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