VENEZUELA: Teodoro Petkoff (1932–2018)


Teodoro Petkoff, an eminent Venezuelan political critic who passed away in 2018, is remembered.

Teodoro Petkoff, one of Venezuela’s most incisive political critics and public intellectuals, died on October 31, 2018, at age 86. His Financial Times obituary called him “the best president Venezuela never had,” reflecting Petkoff’s international stature as well as his three failed bids for the country’s highest office.

Publication date: 
August 15, 2018
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article