Hugo Chavez

In Memoriam: Eduardo Galeano

By 24 April, 2015

“Now I feel more than ever proud of having been born in America, in this shit, in this marvel”: an insight into the works and legacy of Eduardo Galeano. “¡Un clasico!”, I glanced over to see an elderly... Read Article

S&C Podcast: Venezuela Special

By 15 April, 2013

In March this year I went to Venezuela in the wake of ex-President Hugo Chavez’s passing. While there I interviewed various musicians and got a feeling for what was happening in the country. It was a frustrating experience... Read Article

In Memoriam: A Hugo Chavez Playlist

By 12 March, 2013

Unless you’ve been living in a cupboard for the past week you will be well aware that Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez passed away on Tuesday March 5th. Over the past 14 years Chavez, and his United Socialist Party... Read Article

The New El Dorado or a Commodity Bubble

The New El Dorado or a Commodity Bubble

By 14 May, 2012

Hal Weitzman’s Latin Lessons – How South America Stopped Listening to the United States and Started Prospering is a sane, measured and humorous take on a serial underperformer. Or is it? It isn’t immediately clear whether South America... Read Article

Who Killed Simon Bolivar??

Who Killed Simon Bolivar??

By 22 August, 2011

Take one international hero. The liberator of a continent. A man venerated to the point of deity. Add one populist leader of the people. Add a dash of paranoia, a sprinkle of delusion of grandeur. And cook together... Read Article

Ollanta Humala’s Path to Peruvian President

Ollanta Humala’s Path to Peruvian President

By 05 August, 2011

In 2000, Ollanta Humala led an unsuccessful military rebellion against Peru’s then-President Alberto Fujimori. Six years later, the left-wing nationalist entered the political realm, losing to Alan Garcia in the presidential runoff.

Hermano – a review of the slums

Hermano – a review of the slums

By 10 January, 2011

Stephanie Kennedy, Sounds and Colours Venezuelan correspondent, takes a close look at life in Caracas’ slums, reacting to both the consequences of recent bad weather, and the release of Hermano, a new feature film set in the area.... Read Article