Even though, the Bolivarian revolution is mainly geared towards domestic policies, there is substantial foreign policy aspect. "Bolivarian foreign policy seeks to defend the revolution in Venezuela; promote a sovereign, autonomous leadership role for Venezuela in Latin America; oppose globalization and neoliberal economic policies; and work toward the emergence of a multipolar world in which U.S. hegemony is checked,"(Trinkunas 2005). While the U.S. has worked well in the past with Venezuela, since the last three policies are the opposite of the U.S. foreign policy ideals, this has generated some hostility between the two countries. Not only has Venezuela gained more conflict with other countries but also a large part of the animosity has been coming from within the country. Many Venezuelans have become angered by the ways Chavez has started running their country.
Although I am discussing the Bolivarian Revolution, I thought some background information on the type of person Hugo Chavez is, might help to un