Decade of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, Por Ahora
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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This research paper uses an expository methodology to examine the last ten years of Venezuelas Hugo Chavez presidency and the significant aspects in terms of US security. The paper contents highlight some of Chavezs notable changes, impacts on relations with the United States US and offers some suggestions for future strategies. The research focused on trying to understand Chavezs background, intentions and relevance through a relatively neutral lens. Despite President Hugo Chavezs anti-American rhetoric, the US has withstood the last ten years without significant security issues or real threats resulting from this ongoing tension. An analysis of Chavezs presidency reveals that Venezuela poses an ongoing challenge that warrants close attention but does not constitute a significant security threat to the United States. This paper addresses the significant aspects of Chavez and the USVenezuela relationship up to this point in time March 2009. The majority of research reflects back over the past decade since December 1998.
- Government and Political Science