Hugo Chavez: The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela

Demographic, Venezuela

Hugo Chavez: The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela

The only first-hand report on contemporary Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, by veteran correspondent Richard Gott, places the country’s controversial and charismatic president in historical perspective, and examines his plans and programs. This new edition has a chapter on the attempted and failed military coup, Venezuela’s recent recall election, and discusses US covert intervention against this democratically elected public official.

The spectre of Simon Bolivar hovers once again over Latin America as the aims and ambitions of the Liberator are taken up by Comandante Hugo Chavez. Welcomed by the inhabitants of the teeming shantytowns of Caracas as their potential savior, and greeted by Washington with considerable alarm, this former golpista-turned-democrat has already begun the most wide-ranging transformation of oil-rich Venezuela for half a century, and dramatically affected the political debate throughout Latin America.

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In the Shadow of the Liberator: Hugo Chavez and the Transformation of Venezuela

Demographic, Venezuela

In the Shadow of the Liberator: Hugo Chavez and the Transformation of Venezuela

n a first-hand report from Venezuela, veteran correspondent Richard Gott places the country’s controversial President in historical perspective. Examining Chavez’s plans and programs and the support and opposition these attract, Gott argues that this unique experiment may prove a new way forward for Latin America. ‘Many people thought if I became president it would mean the return of Hitler and Mussolini rolled into one … the imagined disaster has not taken place.’Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela. The spectre of Simon Bolivar hovers once again over Latin America as the aims and ambitions of the Liberator are taken up by Comandante Hugo Chavez, the charismatic and controversial President of Venezuela.

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