Venezuelan Revolution by Chesa Boudin
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Venezuelan Revolution
By Chesa Boudin

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Venezuelan Revolution by Chesa Boudin

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There is one country in the Americas that the Bush Administration regards as a significant threat to U. S. interests, and it is not Cuba. Oil-rich Venezuela's democratically-elected government has survived repeated, U. S. -supported attempts to undermine its power, including a short lived military coup. Its leader, President Hugo Chvez, is neither communist nor capitalist, and instead claims to be creating an alternative 21st Century socialism that courts international capital. What is the real story behind this leader of Latin America's lurch to the left? Is it a new petro-populism in the tradition of Peron and Fujimori, or is it truly a progressive, home-grown democratic revolution that will address the massive economic and social inequalities plaguing the region for more than three centuries? The curiosity of a North American living in Venezuela and the expertise of two Venezuelansone an adviser in the Presidential Palace, and the other a journalist with a weekly column in one of Venezuela's leading newspapersbring insiders' answers to outsiders' questions, such as: Is Chvez a dictator? What was the role of the Bush Administration in the 2002 military coup? What is Chvez's political platform? Does Chvez work with terrorist governments to undermine U. S. interests?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781560257738
ISBN-10: 1560257733
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 127mm x 13mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Chesa Boudin

Chesa Boudin is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale. While at Yale, he studied at the University of Chile for a year. He has since earned a masters degree in forced migration from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. His work has been published in The Nation, The Chicago Tribune, and He lives in Caracas, Venezuela. Gabriel Gonzalez has previously published three books in Venezuela and Ecuador. He currently works with President Chavez's team of advisors. Wilmer Rumbos writes a weekly political column for Las Ultimas Noticias, one of Venezuela's widest circulation daily newspapers.

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