March 6, 2013

The Chavez generation

How will the death of President Hugo Chavez impact Venezuela's youth?

Supporters of Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, gather in Caracas, Venezuela, 05 March 2013. EPA/BORIS VERGARA

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a two year battle with cancer. Much like the rest of the country, Chavez had a divisive effect on the youth. While some lauded the socialist leader for his charitable work, others accused him of becoming an autocrat and creating few economic opportunities for those entering the workforce. So what lies ahead for the country’s youth after Chavez? Join us at 1930GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Keane Bhatt @KeaneBhatt
Writer, North American Congress on Latin America

Oscar Rivera
Latin American author

Venezuelans also join us via Google+ hangout.

What do you think? What lies ahead for Venezuela's youth after Chavez? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or record a 30-second video comment for the show.