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Mapping Social Change :: Venezuela

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President Hugo Rafael Chávez FríasPresident: Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías.

Came to power: Elected in 1998, re-elected in 2000 and in 2006 with 63% of the vote. Overcame coup attempt in 2002 and recall attempt in 2004.

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spacerSocial “missions” for literacy, health care, treatment for addicts, and job training address poverty and exclusion.
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spacerInitiated rewrite of constitution.
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spacerMajor moves towards regional integration through ALBA and Bancosur.
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spacerEconomy is mixed: some enterprises are state-owned, some remain private; cooperatives are encouraged.
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spacerProposed gas pipeline to Brazil, and later to Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay, would cut through rainforest and indigenenous lands.
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spacer57% satisfied with Venezuela's democracy*
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spacerApproval rating for Chávez government: 65%*

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Democracy or Dictatorship? : : Venezuela's Co-op Boom



* Poll figures based on 20,234 interviews conducted in 18 Latin American countries between Oct.3-Nov.5, 2006,
and published in LATINOBARÓMETRO REPORT 2006, www.latinobarometro.org.
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