The authoritative first-hand account of contemporary Venezuela, Hugo Chávez places the country’s controversial and charismatic president in. people attended the launch of Richard Gott’s book, “Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution.” Richard Gott said that his new book. Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution by Richard Gott, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The bust follows a series of other anti-corruption operations this year, as well as extradition requests for a number of Venezuelan criminals living abroad. And yet the author is not hopelessly mesmerized by Chavez. They had recently been attacked by the US State Department for supporting social movements in Bolivia and elsewhere.

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Chabez the news is beginning to spread. I would recommend the book even for those who are not keen on Chaves. Nov 02, Brian rated it booivarian not like it Shelves: The military intervention of Chavez February A muddy path leads off the airport motorway into one of the small impoverished villages that perch on the hills above Caracas, a permanent reminder of the immense gulf between rich and poor that characterises oil-rich Venezuela.

Viva la Che Guevara. You get the sense Gott knows better but just can’t resist spouting knee-jerk populist rhetoric. Aug 15, Teun rated it liked it. Simon Wood rated it really liked it Sep 02, It’s especially pertinent with the upcoming elections in Venezuela in December.

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Something amazing has been taking place in Latin America in recent years that deserves wider attention than the continent has been accustomed to attract. Itsyaboikennyyeah rated it really liked it Mar 29, Andreas Wolters rated it really liked it May 25, For people interested in Venezuela and Chavismo, it is a worthwhile read but don’t expect much objectivity. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


A baseball game in Havana November The coup attempt led to the compulsory retirement of right wing generals; the oil lock-out enabled Chavez to ensure that oil revenues were used for social programmes; and the referendum proved he had huge popular support. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. These constructs represent the deeply rooted Latin American desire for independence that was endlessly thwarted during the years of the cold war.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. David Swan Top Contributor: Ryan rated it really liked it Jan 19, The reason for this hostility was clear. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. About the only thing written about policy results was, “he has already got the economy of Venezuela moving again in a manner beneficial to the bulk of its impoverished population”.

Set up a giveaway. He announced clearly that his successor, for whom everyone should vote when the time came, would be Nicolas Madurothe vice-president since October and the foreign minister since Nearly 20, doctors are now spread around this country of 25 million people.

The Constitutional Assembly and the new constitution. He was in obvious discomfort and admitted to extreme pain. There are more sophisticated accounts of Chavez, more deeply theoretical, etc.


Share your thoughts with other customers. A word of caution when reading this book however is that Gott is fiercely anti-American so a lot of the book is taken up with his rabid viewpoints. Venezuela proved that “democracy could be used by the radicals” and not just by the US pumping in money to secure sympathetic governments.

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After 14 years of considerable institutional change, huge oil revenues now pour into the alleviation of the acute poverty suffered by a large percentage of the country, and there is a rock-solid base of chavista support that will take decades to erode.

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The image of a democratic and incorruptible leader who once sought to change the history of the continent will last long into the 21st century.

Get to Know Us. Government ministers indicate that that might now be in doubt. The old trade unions revilution the revolution October Gott also explains why the opposition misjudged their support and opposition to Chavez by relying on polling data that didn’t accurately sample the lower classes where support for Chavez is strongest.