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In the shadow of the liberator : Hugo Chávez and the transformation of Venezuela

Author: Richard Gott
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hugo Chavez, elected President of Venezuela in December 1998 with a large popular mandate, is the most intriguing political figure to have emerged in Latin America since Fidel Castro. A former army colonel with a philosophy of left-wing nationalism, he staged an unsuccessful coup in 1992 and spent two years in prison, yet his fierce opposition to the country's corrupt and unpopular ruling elite turned him into a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gott, Richard, 1938-
In the shadow of the liberator.
London ; New York : Verso, 2000
(OCoLC)988772990
Named Person: Hugo Chávez Frías; Hugo Chávez Frías; Hugo Chávez Frías
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Gott
ISBN: 1859847757 9781859847756 1859843654 9781859843659
OCLC Number: 44822869
Description: vi, 246 pages : 1 map ; 20 cm
Contents: Map of Venezuela --
Introduction: the rains fall --
Preparing for Power --
November 1999: a game of baseball in Havana --
The military promotions of Hugo Chavez --
February 1989 (1): the rebellion in Caracas, the Caracazo --
February 1989 (2): the economic 'packet' that destroyed the presidency of Carlos Andres Perez --
Douglas Bravo and the debate between soldiers and civilians --
4 February 1992: the 'military intervention' of Chavez --
27 November 1992: the coup by Admiral Hernan Gruber --
Luis Miquilena and the Patriotic Front of 1989 --
Torrijos, Velasco and the tradition of military rebellion in Latin America --
Recovering the Past --
The legacy of Simon Bolivar --
Robinson Crusoe and the philosophy of Simon Rodriguez --
Ezequiel Zamora invokes 'horror a la oligarquia' --
Preparing the Overthrow of the Ancien Regime --
Yare prison, 1992-1994, and the search for political allies --
La Causa R, Patria Para Todos and politics in Guayana --
The presidential election of 1998 --
Chavez in Power --
The formation of a Constituent Assembly --
Manuel Quijada and the reform of the judiciary --
Ali Rodriguez Araque and the new politics of oil --
The economic programme of the Chavez government --
A new agricultural future for Venezuela --
Jose Vicente Rangel and the conduct of foreign affairs --
Civil war in Colombia: the future of the Bolivarian dream --
New rights for indigenous peoples --
Teodoro Petkoff and the opposition to Chavez --
Epilogue: The military and civil society --
The rights of indigenous peoples --
Sauce of wonder.
Responsibility: Richard Gott.
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The controversial President of Venezuela, a former golpista-turned-democrat, has begun the most wide-ranging transformation of oil-rich Venezuela for 500 years. In a first-hand report, correspondent  Read more...

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"A colourful and readable account of Chavez's background and beliefs."--"Financial Times""Chavez, as Richard Gott's readable profile makes clear, is no ordinary "caudillo"."--"Time Higher Education Read more...

 
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