O you consider Venezuela under Hugo Chavez (1998-2012) a democratic country?

Assignment Topic:
Write an essay that answers the following question: Do you consider Venezuela under Hugo Chavez (1998-2012) a democratic country?

You have to provide a justification for your answer. You must base your essay on information provided in the assigned readings on Venezuela (Corrales and Penfold 2007, Mainwaring 2012, and the articles from The Economist), plus three additional sources of your choice. Consider using journal articles, books, as well as news and commentary from reputed newspapers or magazines.

Length: One title page (include full name and paper title) plus four pages of text.

Format: Double space with regular fonts (e.g. Times New Roman 11 or 12), and regular margins (e.g. 1). Include page numbers.

Organization: Make sure to include one introductory paragraph. Use separate paragraphs for separate ideas. Pay attention to spelling and sentence structure. Try to avoid quoting use your own words and cite appropriately when referring to information from a particular source.

The required materials will be uploaded later.

Added on 15.04.2015 00:52
Hello, please check if you can see the 5 documents that I uploaded. Documents are: Corrales and Penfold 2007, Mainwaring 2012, two articles from Economists, and one for essay format. thanks