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Estados Unidos y Venezuela: Una relación necesaria.

By Carlos Romero.

Abstract

The author identifies Hugo Chavez's electoral victory and the implementation of a new type of democracy as two factors that transformed Venezuelan foreign policy, and in particular, the bilateral relationship with the United States. Chavez's international activism, in addition to his Bolivarian policy signaled a shift from "safe partner" to "partner with reservations" in the country's relations with Washington. Although Venezuela considered itself a Latin American showcase in previous years, the text argues that Chavez's populist tendencies, his critical posture towards the promotion of democracy and human rights, and his supposed links with Colombian guerrillas has led to a "wait-and-see" policy characterized by high levels of caution on the part of the United States

Topics: Venezuelan-U.S. relations, Bolivarian policy, safe partner, partner with reservations., Political science (General), JA1-92, Political science, J, DOAJ:Political Science, DOAJ:Law and Political Science, International relations, JZ2-6530
Publisher: Universidad de los Andes
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:8b0524a1b85f4b178470c8d2b3088976
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