Who Will Take Chavez’s Place? (Al Jazeera)

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Al JazeeraIn an opinion piece published by Al Jazeera, Dartmouth’s Sharlene Mollett writes that Venezuelans saw the late President Hugo Chavez as a “living victory for the indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples of Venezuela and the region as a whole.”

Mollett, an assistant professor of geography, writes that the country needs someone to take Chavez’s place in representing the rights of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples.

She continues, “Chavez’s shoes need to be filled soon to keep indigenous and Afro-descendant human rights on national and international political agendas, particularly in Latin America.”

Read the full story, published 3/21/13 by Al Jazeera.