Hugo Ch�vez And the Bolivarian Revolution

ISBN-10: 1844677117
ISBN-13: 9781844677115
Edition: 2nd 2011
Authors: Richard Gott
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Description: In a first-hand report from Venezuela, veteran correspondent Richard Gott places Commandant Hugo Chávez, the charismatic and controversial President of Venezuela, in historical perspective. This new edition features a new afterword.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 7/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

In a first-hand report from Venezuela, veteran correspondent Richard Gott places Commandant Hugo Chávez, the charismatic and controversial President of Venezuela, in historical perspective. This new edition features a new afterword.

Richard Gott is a former Latin America correspondent and features editor for The Guardian. A specialist in Latin American affairs, his books include Cuba, A New History, The Appeasers (with Martin Gilbert) and Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution.

Map of Venezuela
Introduction to the 2011 Edition
Introduction to the 2005 Edition
Portrait of a President
A Baseball Game in Havana, November 1999
The Disintegration of the Ancien R�gime
Provincial Origins in Barinas
From Barinas to Caracas: The Irresistible Flight from the Countryside
Preparing for a Bolivarian Rebellion
The Development of a Military Conspiracy
Banished to Elorza: Experiments in Civil-Military Cooperation
February 1989 (1): Rebellion in Caracas, the Caracazo
February 1989 (2): The Neo-Liberal 'Package' That Destroyed the P�rez Government
The Debate Between Military and Civilian Revolutionaries
The'Military Intervention' of Ch�vez, February 1992
The Failed Coup d'�tat of Admiral Gr�ber, November 1992
The Patriotic Front of Civilian Revolutionaries
Latin America's Experience of Radical Military Rebellion
Recovering the Revolutionary Traditions of the Nineteenth Century
The Legacy of Sim�n Bol�var, the Liberator
Robinson Crusoe and the Philosophy of Sim�n Rodr�guez
Ezequiel Zamora Invokes 'Horror a la Oligarqu�a'
Organising the Overthrow of the Ancien R�gime By Peaceful Means, 1992-1998
Yare Prison and the Search for Political Allies
Politics in Guayana and the Rise of La Causa R
Ch�vez's Election Victory, December 1998
Ch�vez in Power: The Early Years
The Constitutional Assembly and the New Constitution
When the Heavens Opened
Planning for an 'Endogenous' Agricultural Future
The New Politics of Oil
Divisions over the Economic Programme
Reforming the Judiciary
Developing a 'Bolivarian' Foreign Policy
Colombia: The Violent Neighbour
New Rights for Indigenous Peoples
The Changing Character of the Opposition
The Old Trade Unions Oppose the Revolution, October 2001
The Three Opposition Attempts to Overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution
The Revolutionary Decrees of November 2001, the Resignation of Lu�s Miquilena, and the Mobilisation of the Opposition
The First Opposition Threat: The Coup and Counter-Coup of April 2002
The Atmosphere after the April Coup
'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse': The Media War
The Second Opposition Threat: The 'Economic Coup' of December 2002
Providing Food and Education to the People: The Development of the 'Missions', 2003-2004
The Third Opposition Threat: The Recall Referendum of August 2004
Epilogue: The Military and Civil Society
A Song for Bol�var
Ch�vez and Castro in Havana
The Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Sauce of Wonder
Postscript: Venezuela In 2011
Bibliography
Index

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