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Aaron Campos Marcelino

Bachelor in International Relations at the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) and member of the Research Group of Strategic Studies and International Security (GEESI). aaroncamposmarcelino@gmail.com .

The Military Components of The Venezuelan Crisis

The Military Components of The Venezuelan Crisis

Aaron Campos Marcelino, Augusto W. M. Teixeira Júnior
Por Augusto W. M. Teixeira Júnior* Aaron Campos Marcelino** Since the rise to power of Hugo Chavez, Bolivarianism has changed the ideological landscape of Latin America. With the decline of the Cuban Revolution as a political model to the region since the fall of the USSR, Venezuela under Chávez quickly emerged as a hope for the leftist movements now under the banner of 21st century Socialism. More than 15 years from the rise of Chávez, Nicolás Maduro seems to be leading the collapse of this political project. The deep crisis currently ongoing in Venezuela affects not only its government, but mainly its people, economic and political institutions. One of the enduring effects of an increasingly divided society is a progressive lack of social cohesion. Thus, departing from the Clausewitz