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Por qué no les calan? Hugo Chávez’s Re-election in Venezuela and the Decline of Western Hegemony in the Americas

Burges, Sean; Chodor, Tom; Emerson, R. Guy


On October 7, 2012, Hugo Chávez was comfortably re-elected president of Venezuela. Just days before the vote the impression given by major international print media was that the vote was a close-run thing, an assessment which proved to be at best optimistic. We argue that Western media coverage of the election in Venezuela was designed to skew the result towards the opposition and that these efforts singularly failed. The conclusions of our analysis are, first, that the “propaganda” model...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Latin American Perspectives


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