Chapter

How to Fill a Vacuum

Jorge G. Castañeda

in Venezuela's Petro-Diplomacy

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780813035307
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038292 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813035307.003.0011
How to Fill a Vacuum

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This chapter focuses on Chávez's foreign policy strategies and how Venezuela's conflicts proliferate and accentuate because of the very nature of his strategy, a perpetual fuite en avant, employed externally to deal with unsolvable internal problems. Chávez rejects accepted internal democratic rules and the forms of international coexistence, while his adversaries and interlocutors continue to respect them. The chapter also tries to unfold the reasons behind the ongoing diplomatic, political, and social conflicts in Venezuela. The dilemma for Latin American governments lies in the fact that Chávez rejects accepted internal democratic rules and the forms of international coexistence, while his adversaries and interlocutors continue to respect them.

Keywords: foreign policy; international coexistence; diplomatic conflicts; social conflicts; political conflicts; Chávez administration; fuite en avant

Chapter.  2895 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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