Hugo Chavez legacy lives on in Venezuela despite woes

Updated: 2015-03-06 11:16


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Hugo Chavez legacy lives on in Venezuela despite woes

A couple climbs a flight of stairs with tiles depicting the eyes of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, in Caracas March 5, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

 "Our president is really trying hard but he faces not only problems with the opposition and the United States, but also with new issues within political groups in the government that were not seen before," she added.

Venezuela's political opposition has since Maduro's election campaigned to have him step aside, promoting often violent anti-government protests.

In the nation's poorer regions, those who have benefited from Chavez's reforms remain hopeful that Maduro can move beyond the difficulties and efficiently implement the economic and social policies promoted by the late president.

"We have to implement Chavez's theory of politics, which is eminently democratic, popular and with the people. It also only makes sense if our new leaders are permanently in touch with the people and listening to their needs," Iturriza said.