Hugo Chávez’s Appropriation of the Liberationist Legacy in Latin America

  title={Hugo Ch{\'a}vez’s Appropriation of the Liberationist Legacy in Latin America},
  author={Ole Jakob L{\o}land},
Hugo Chavez (1954–2013), the former president of Venezuela (1999–2013), brought Latin American populism to a global audience through his rhetorical remarks and controversial appearance in the global media. Theological and biblical metaphors were part of this rhetoric. The article argues that Chavez’s appropriation of theological metaphors in his populist political discourse could be considered as a symptom of the continuing influence and relevance of liberation theology in Latin America during… Expand
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