Hugo Chávez revolution mired by claims of corruption

Ex-socialist star Wilmer Azuaje joins tide of protest against alleged corruption of inner-circle Wilmer Azuaje was a young firebrand when he joined Hugo Chávez?s revolution a decade ago to topple Venezuela?s corrupt ruling class. He was elected to the national assembly and worked with the president?s family to turn their home state of Barinas, a rural backwater of cattle ranches, into a laboratory of change. Azuaje was inspired by Chávez?s promise to ... Full Story »

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Apr. 19, 2010

Informative report on alleged corruption by Venezuela president Hugo Chavez and his family. This short but fact-filled story lists a number of claims of fraud by the president's parents and five brothers in Barinas. These allegations are confirmed by a former protege, as well as by Amnesty International and other human right watchdogs and journalists.

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by Kaizar Campwala - Apr. 26, 2010

Fascinating, important story. Bad sourcing.

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Firuzeh Shokooh
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