Last weekend he appeared on television to alert his people that his cancer, first diagnosed last year, had taken a serious turn for the worse, as he set off on a fresh journey to Havana for further surgery. He was in obvious discomfort and admitted to extreme pain. He announced clearly that his successor, for whom everyone should vote when the time came, would be Nicolas Maduro , the vice-president since October and the foreign minister since There is an immediate timetable for the weeks ahead. Government ministers indicate that that might now be in doubt.
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Shelves: leftist This book does a fine job of describing the philosophy and achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution. However, the author has a tendency to dismiss many of the virtues of Chavez and the Venezuelan people with flippant rhetoric. Despite denouncing the racism of the elite against the poor in Latin America, there are stereotypes that are perpetuated without much regard, Chavez is often painted as a demagogue and his "rhetoric" passed off as almost charlatanism, despite the fact that his words are This book does a fine job of describing the philosophy and achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution.
Despite denouncing the racism of the elite against the poor in Latin America, there are stereotypes that are perpetuated without much regard, Chavez is often painted as a demagogue and his "rhetoric" passed off as almost charlatanism, despite the fact that his words are backed up throughout the work with achievements and integrity.
Only problem is it needs an update for the current political catastrophe that is happening in Venezuela. Will there be an updated or new version discussing his legacy in the context of current climate? If you regularly find yourself regurgitating state department propaganda about Chavez, this is your corrective, the antidote to your poison and God bless the revoking of RCTV, and the curtailing of other virulently right wing corporate hegemons. There are more sophisticated accounts of Chavez, more deeply theoretical, etc.
The accomplishments of Chavez in 12 years this book ends in , before his death and before Maduro are astonishing. I read another book about Hugo Chavez last week and it was incredibly biased.
It makes me sad to know that the great Bolivarian leader Hugo Chavez is not longer alive but his legacy will never die and he will live in the hearts of millions and millions of poor people of Venezuela and around the world.
Chavez from the very first day declared himself to be the president of poor. Rich people of in Venezuela hate Chavez because of his worked for the poor,lower socioeconomic and indigenous people.
Hugo Chavez is a champion of human rights, a champion of gay rights, a champion of indigenous people, a champion of liberty, a champion of freedom, a champion of revolution. Viva la Chavez.
Hugo Chavez: The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela
They included senior-level representatives from six national trade unions, the Greater London Authority and the Green Party together with journalists, academics, students, NGO workers and members of the Latin American community in London. Venezuelan ambassador, Sr. Alfredo Toro Hardy welcomed the publication of this "very important book". He explained that President Chavez was challenging the Washington neo-liberal consensus by implementing extensive social reforms. In President Chavez introduced 49 radical new laws, including those for land and oil industry reform. However all their attempts to overthrow the government back-fired. 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.
Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution