Monday, August 29, 2005

Not to be missed 

Amid all the assassination threats last week and the rock throwing over the weekend it would be easy to miss some excellent and important articles on Venezuela - but don't. There are two in particular that should be read.

The first is an article on the important topic of land reform in Venezuela by Greg Wilpert. It gives historical background on land ownership, an overview of previous land reform efforts, and an analysis of Chavez's redistribution programs. Definitely a must read.

The second article is from Vheadline and gives an interesting description by a young Venezuelan of the relative performances by different mayors in his home city. While interesting in its own right the article also points up a significant problem faced by the ruling MVR political party that will be addressed in a future post.


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?