Lessons of the Venezuelan Experience

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Louis W. Goodman, Johanna Mendelson Forman, Moises Naim, Joseph S. Tulchin
Woodrow Wilson Center Press, Feb 1, 1995 - Business & Economics - 576 pages
Until two attempts at military coups in 1992, Venezuela enjoyed political stability that was exceptional for a Latin American nation under a succession, going back to 1958, of constitutionally chosen presidents. Venezuela had leaders who were socially responsible and progressive, funding social programmes with money the state earned from petroleum exports.

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The Decline of Venezuelan Exceptionalism
Political Parties and the Democratic Crisis
The Evolution of Popular Opinion

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Moisés Naím (born July 5, 1952) is a Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an internationally syndicated columnist whose writings are published by leading papers worldwide, and the author of more than 10 books. Naím was the editor in chief of Foreign Policy magazine for 14 years (1996-2010). Since 2011, he has directed and hosted Efecto Naim, a weekly television program on international affairs. He is the former Minister of Trade and Industry for Venezuela and Director of its Central Bank and Executive Director of the World Bank. His non-fiction book, The End of Power, was on the New York Times bestseller list in 2015.

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