Venezuela Policy

The one whose smile beautifies you is good; the one whose smile disfigures him is bad. Proverb there have been great changes and transformations in scenarios both nationally and internationally, finding us to a new paradigm of Venezuelan foreign policy from the Government of Chavez, who has given way to new openings, in search of markets, transactions favouring the country. The important thing is to reflect, if really these changes favor the country and is this is prepared for the challenges. In order to delve that currently represents the transformations that have arisen, most when this new opening of foreign trade has a new twist, which reminds us of Carlos A. Romero, began when Hugo Chavez won the presidential elections of 1998, was to be expected that he would develop a foreign policy different from previous Presidents. His past as army officer who had led a military attempt in 1992, the content of their public pronouncements, both in the jail in the street, the nature of the electoral alliance that supported him and their own opinions on the matter, so indicated it. In the same way, to swear Chavez as President in February 1999, before what he himself defined as a moribund Constitution, it was understood that Chavez would begin a major restructuring of politics in Venezuela, in terms of speech, his vision of the world, to promote a new Constitution and foster a new relationship between the State and societyall of which was known as the development of the Fifth Republic, in a clear allusion to break with the past, to begin the so-called Bolivarian revolution. In the matter that concerns us, the first two years of the Chavez Government were characterized by having a foreign policy that, somehow, combined historical commitments of Venezuela, such as the relations of the country with EE UU and Colombia and its permanence in multilateral organisms and mechanisms integration, along with innovative positions in terms of aspiring to a foreign policy closest to international progressivism to Cuba and of encouragement to popular movements in Latin America, as well as the promotion of the so-called participatory democracy, understood as a contrary to the poor considered representative democracy model.