Federalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
Roger F. Noriega
After his election as Venezuela's President in 1999, the late Hugo Chávez oversaw a gradual, but unmistakable, consolidation of power. At the time of his death, Mr. Chávez controlled nearly all important institutions in Venezuela. Although the Chávez regime was unchallenged in its exercise of power, it exercised power under the guise of respect for the rule of law. Some assert that this amounted to little more than form over substance. After Mr. Chávez's death, and after the presidential election on April 14, what are the prospects of a return to democracy and genuine rule of law in Venezuela?
- Hon. Roger F. Noriega, Founder and Managing Director, VisiónAméricas and Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States; and former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
Call begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
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