It took Andrés Manuel López Obrador twelve years to become president-elect of Mexico. Now comes the hard part.
Steve Ellner has taught economic history at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela since 1977 and also teaches in the Sucre Mission. He is the editor of Latin America’s Radical Left: Challenges and Complexities of Political Power in the Twenty-First Century (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014).
The Bolivarian Revolution hasn't been perfect, but it's improved the lives of millions in the face of violent opposition.