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    Inside Story Americas - Are Venezuelans better off under Chavez?

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is a popular and polarising figure. Despite rumours circulating about his health condition, he announced his candidacy for the October 7 election and launched his campaign for a third term as president on Sunday. So is Venezuela better off after more than 12 years of having Chavez at the helm? Guests: Nikolas Kozloff, Gregory Wilpert, Mark Schneider.