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Guaidó or Maduro?

VENEZUELA / The United States and Europe, on the one hand. Russia, China and Cuba on the other – the whole world has chosen sides. What do the citizens themselves say?

This article was translated by Google and R.E.

the former and now deceased president, Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías,
who creates this division? Chávez was in power for 14 years, until 2013.
He increased social budgets by 60,6 percent – over 3 million Venezuelans
got a roof over their heads, 1,7 million were granted a pension, 14 million received
finally access to health care. GDP per capita tripled, from 4000 to
$ 11, while poverty was halved.

Well and good, but in 2013, 48,5 percent of households were still below the poverty line, while oil prices were at the 98 dollar barrel. So, who was Chavez? Was his revolution just an illusion? "Everyone talks about Chávez. Everyone asks about Chávez. One should also ask: What was the state of the country? before Chávez? » The man who says this is called Imran Baheeus. “The answer is that it was. . .

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Francesca Borri
Borri is a war correspondent and writes regularly for Ny Tid.

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