One year ago today, Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, passed away. The legacy of his hard-driving style continues to roil the country - poverty persists in spite of Chavez’s social programs, and violence, often politically motivated, is rampant. Most recently, protestors have taken to the streets to show their dissatisfaction with Chavez’s successor, Nicolas Maduro.
Photo by Alvaro Ybarra Zavala/Reportage by Getty Images, from The Legacy of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Liberator - also featured in Spain’s ABC Newspaper today.
See recent images of Venezuelan unrest, by photographer John Moore, on Getty Images In Focus.