Hugo Chávez: Memories, One Year Later

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Remembering Hugo Chávez on the anniversary of his passing involved more than I imagined at first, making writing almost impossible for me. I therefore opted for something simple: just some of the brightest, most uplifting memories I have of this unique figure in Latin American history, whose courage and indefatigable commitment, whose vision and practice, leave a lasting legacy and generate inspiration worldwide. Never defeated by the US, Chávez’s legacy continues even in the face of the most violent of the reactionary sectors of Venezuelan society, who today presume yet again to overthrow a government elected by the majority of Venezuelans. Nonetheless, this micro-essay is neither meant to be pure gushing sentimentality, nor an academic review of the Hugo Chávez years. Instead, it is a mere sign of my continuing respect for this monumental personage. This was not just a political leader and a fighter, but someone not shy of…

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