The Legacy of Hugo Chávez

LIBYA 360° INTERNATIONALIST NEWS AGENCY

By Gustavo Fuchs

Hugo Chavez led a process within Venezuela that saved the country from neoliberal failure, but the impact of his reforms was felt internationally. Hugo Chavez was at the heart of processes that forged new unity in South America, which began to overturn decades of U.S. domination in the region. Globally he became an international beacon for social justice, peace and a multipolar world seeking to counterbalance U.S global domination. Belowwe review important of Chavez’s legacy in Latin America and beyond.

A NEW LATIN AMERICA

Defeating free trade in America

One of Chavez’s most important regional achievements was defeating the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA); a continental agreement that would have created a free-trade zone between the United States and Latin America.

From the moment he was elected, President Chavez began forging good relations with all the countries of Latin America in the same vein as…

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