Three years ago Hugo Chavez lost his battle with cancer, but did his lifelong fight to establish an inclusive socialist state die with him?

Chavez's 17 years in power brought unprecedented social change to Venezuela, including gains in healthcare, education and a dramatic drop in extreme poverty. But in December of last year, with the oil-rich country in the midst of economic and political crises, his United Socialist Party of Venezuela suffered the biggest electoral defeat in its history, and lost control of parliament.

In the Arena, Max Arvelaiz, an adviser to Presidents Chavez and Maduro, and the current Venezuelan ambassador designate to the United States, debates with Jon Lee Anderson, a staff writer for The New Yorker who interviewed Chavez several times, and whom the late president called a "critical friend".

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Source: Al Jazeera