Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

David Smilde quoted in New York Times about Venezuelan Politics

January 27th, 2016

David Smilde, Professor of Sociology and Affiliate Faculty Member at the Stone Center, was quoted in a New York Times article about Venezuelan Politics on January 26th. In talking about the decision of politicians in Venezuela to gift apartment deeds to poor residents, he said “It gets at the heart of what the economic model should be in Venezuela, should it be about poor people deciding what to do with their own property, or should it be about the government ultimately making the decisions?”

Read the full article on the “New York Times website”:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/27/world/americas/foes-of-hugo-chavez-in-venezuela-see-opportunity-in-houses-he-built.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-2&action=click&contentCollection=Americas®ion=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article.

South America + People
Gwendolyn Murray
Ph.D. Candidate