Despite being elected by the largest majority of any president in Venezuela's 40-year history of democracy, Hugo Chavez has faced determined opposition from within Venezuela and also the United States. The supporters of his left-wing government see him as the first Venezuelan leader who truly represents the majority of people in this very poor country. The opposition believes he is dismantling the country's democratic institutions and becoming the latest in a long history of military dictators. Colorful and outspoken, the organizer of a 1992 attempted coup d'etat against the government and the target of one in 2002, Chavez is one of the most polarizing figures in modern politics. Both passionately hated and steadfastly loved by Venezuelans, he is feared by the United States for his ties to Cuba's Fidel Castro, his Socialist ideals, and his control of an important source of the world's oil. Whether he is a liberator of the people or a power-hungry agitator remains to be seen, but he is certain to attract controversy.
Table of Contents
Foreword: On Leadership Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. 6
Hugo Chavez in the News 12
Hugo Chavez and Venezuelan History 22
After the Revolution 34
Enter Hugo Chavez 46
Toward a Revolution 54
The 1989 Riots and the 1992 Coup Attempt 64
The Election of Chavez 11
The 2002 Coup d'Etat Attempt 90
Missions and Oppositions 102
The Future of Hugo Chavez 113
Further Reading 123
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Im Disappointed for one small sentences that can say ALOT... This Verry Poor Country??..... Ok... This Author hasnt even been in Venezuela I most guess...