This paper examines the historical development of the relationship between the Putin regime in Russia and the Chávez and Maduro regimes in Venezuela. Key differences and similarities in their foreign and domestic policies are explored, as well as how they interact with each other on the world stage. It makes the case that chavismo in Venezuela has lead to increasingly autocratic policies as oil prices have declined and leadership has changed hands, changing the character of Venezuela and Russia’s relationship into one that closely resembles the patron-client relationships of Latin American caudillismo.
"PUTIN EL CAUDILLO,"
University of Massachusetts Undergraduate History Journal: Vol. 3, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/umuhj/vol3/iss1/5