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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (a.k.a. Chavez: Inside the Coup)

 Eleonore Hughes reviews The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, a 2003 documentary focusing on events in Venezuela leading up to and during the April 2002 coup d’état attempt, which saw late President Hugo Chávez removed from office for two days. When Kevin Thomas from the Los Angeles Times reviewed this documentary as an “extraordinary opportunity to record history”, he […]

The pros and cons of Presidentialism in Latin America

Bristolatino’s Politics editor Kwame Lowe discusses the next steps Latin America should take to maintain, or in some cases achieve democratic stability. Virtually all Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, as well as Brazil, the only Portuguese-speaking country on the continent, have a presidential (or semi-presidential) system of government as opposed to a parliamentary one. The Latin […]