After Chavez's Death, Media Turn to Webster Latin American Expert

After Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's death March 4, media turned to Latin American expert Daniel Hellinger to assess the controversial leader's legacy.

Webster University College of Arts & Sciences political science professor Daniel Hellinger is a go-to source for Latin American politics, particularly in Venezuela. Among his publications on the topic is the 2012 book, “Global Security Watch — Venezeula,” which traces the political relations between the United States and Venezuela, from the early roots based in Pan Americanism, to the domestic and foreign policies of the Chavez regime, including petro-diplomacy.

After Chavez's passing, Hellinger's insight was sought by the Los Angeles Times, Reuters, National Public Radio (NPR) and Al Jazeera.

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