I have a new article in the recent NACLA magazine on the international context of the Venezuelan government. The article traces the rise of former President Hugo Chávez and the left in Latin America, the recent rise of right-wing leaders in several countries, and discusses the regional and international standing of the Venezuelan government, given the political-economic crisis that currently besets the country.

I argue that “Venezuela may certainly expect its most loyal allies to continue to support its claims to national sovereignty and independence in the face of the alleged economic war and foreign intervention. But if the Right gains more political momentum across the hemisphere, the country can also expect more pressure from abroad and within regional institutions that formerly remained silent on the political-economic problems currently confronting the Bolivarian Revolution.”

The article is paywalled, but send me a message at @TimGill924 and I’ll send you a pdf.