What Venezuelans may remember most about last month’s presidential
campaign, says Alma Guillermoprieto, is the moment when incumbent president Nicolás Maduro told that Hugo Chávez had come back to him in the shape of a little
bird and, chirping, urged him on to victory. Read more at the New York Review of Books.
In Latin America, the failure of neoliberalism has not only produced a resurgence of
populism, but populism’s fascination with charismatic
messianic figures has led to a revival of religion. Read more at Traviesa.