Latin American Program in the News: Chavez's spirit will guide Venezuela - until leftist unity fraysMar 07, 2013
“Chavismo is very much going to continue without Chavez, but it will never be the same”
"En un momento de tanta emoción en el país por la muerte de Chávez -algo que une a sus simpatizantes- no habría necesidad de crear enemigos extranjeros", dice Cynthia J. Arnson.
"There's really no one who can step into those shoes," Arnson said.
“I think it’s likely to continue and certainly continue in the case of Cuba,’’ said Cynthia Arnson
Cynthia Arnson said Maduro should win the upcoming presidential vote, even if he won't be able to harness Chavez's charisma.
Cynthia Arnson said Maduro won't be able to harness "Chavismo" as Chavez did so successfully, but she expects him to win any upcoming presidential vote.
“Any successor would have to prove he’s more Chavista than Chavez himself,” said Arnson.
Director Cynthia Arnson provided commentary on the Colombian peace talks.
Director Cynthia Arnson was mentioned for her emphasis on the need for the Obama administration to engage the region constructively and adopt a sensible alternative for the "War on Drugs."
Director Cynthia Arnson urges the US to work creatively and honestly to address issues of importance to the region as well as to the United States, and to abandon a regional engagement based on unilateral imposition.