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CultureShock! Venezuela by Kitt Baguley

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‘Compatriots. Arms will give you independence, laws will give you liberty.’—Símon Bolívar

 

 

 

CLASS WAS NOT AN ISSUE that overly preoccupied Venezuelans, who would not describe themselves in terms of class. However, the gulf between rich and poor is immediately apparent. But there are new social descriptions that Venezuelans use to describe each other. There are the ‘Chavistas’ who are the followers of president Hugo Chávez. This term used to stand for those in poverty but within the last five years with a meaning of popular-power but still ...

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