Hugo Chavez’s Failed Socialist Experiment Is Deadlier Than Ever

Twenty years ago, the ex-rebel rose to power in Venezuela and laid the foundation for today’s humanitarian crisis

Hugo Chavez talks to the press as he arrives at the Santa Clara airport October 14, 2007 in Santa Clara, Cuba. Photo: Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images

By David Papadopoulos

Hugo Chávez had barely been in office two months when Nelson Chitty La Roche, a burly, gruff, gun-toting lawmaker from…

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