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by Hugo Chavez,Marta Harnecker,Chesa Boudin

eBook Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution: Hugo Chavez Talks to Marta Harnecker epub
  • ISBN: 1583671285
  • Author: Hugo Chavez,Marta Harnecker,Chesa Boudin
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Monthly Review Press (November 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 232 pages
  • ePUB size: 1590 kb
  • FB2 size 1937 kb
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Hugo Chavez was elected president of Venezuela in 1998, re-elected under a new constitution in 2000, and won a large majority in a 2004 recall referendum. This book carefully traces by means of a detailed interview of Hugo Chavez on the how and why the Venezuelans begin the painful process of turning Venezuela inwards, beyond the image of beauty queens and oil prostitutes dressed in Giorgio Armani, and move in stead towards a living process of rebirth dictated by the Bolivarian ideals of its birth as a republic. It has not been easy," says Hugo Chavez time and time again.

Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution: Hugo Chávez Talks to Marta Harnecker, trans. Hugo Chávez Friás, current president of Venezuela, is a contradiction in terms: a leader who follows his people, a military man driven by compassion for the poor people that he was originally trained to suppress, a deadly serious man with a lively sense of humor who laughs at himself, an idealist who understands realpolitik better than the professional cynics, a dedicated perfectionist who.

Boudin translated Understanding the Bolivarian Revolution: Hugo Chávez Speaks with Marta Harnecker into English . The Venezuelan Revolution: 100 Questions-100 Answers. Chesa Boudin (e., Gabriel González (e., Wilmer Rumbos (e.

The Venezuelan Revolution: 100 Questions-100 Answers.

Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution book. Marta Harnecker's interviews with Hugo Chavez began soon after one of the most dramatic moments of Chavez's presidency-the failed coup of April 2002, which ended with Chavez restored to power by a massive popular movement of protest and resistance.

Marta Harnecker's interviews with Hugo Chavez began soon after one of the most dramatic moments of Chavez's presidency-the failed coup of April 2002, which ended with Chavez restored to power by a massive popular movement of protest and resistance. In the aftermath of the failed coup, Chavez talks to Harnecker about the formation of his political ideas, his aspirations for Venezuela, its domestic and international policies, problems of political organization, relations with social movements in other countries, and more, constantly relating these to concrete events and to strategies.

Marta Harnecker's interviews with Hugo Chavez began soon after one of the most dramatic moments of Chavez's presidency-the failed coup of April 2002, which ended with Chavez restored to power by a massive movement of protest and resistance.

The situation we are in has awakened very radical tendencies, feelings. I’m certain that the process is irreversible. revolution, will not be stopped.

Harnecker, Marta (2005) Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution: Hugo Chavez talks to Marta . A biography of Chávez by two Venezuelan writers, written from a more critical and psychologizing perspective than Bart Jones's biography

A book-length interview with Chavez shortly alter the April 2002 coup attempt. Very important for making sense of some of the events early in Chavez's presidency. Translated from Spanish (see below) by Chesa Boudin. A biography of Chávez by two Venezuelan writers, written from a more critical and psychologizing perspective than Bart Jones's biography. McCaughan, Michael (2005) The Battle of VenezuelaNewYork: Seven Stories Press.

Marta Harnecker's interviews with Hugo Chavez began soon after one of the most dramatic moments of Chavez's presidency—the failed coup of April 2002, which ended with Chavez restored to power by a massive popular movement of protest and resistance. In the aftermath of the failed coup, Chavez talks to Harnecker about the formation of his political ideas, his aspirations for Venezuela, its domestic and international policies, problems of political organization, relations with social movements in other countries, and more, constantly relating these to concrete events and to strategies for change.

The exchange between Harnecker and Chavez—sometimes reflective, sometimes anecdotal, always characterized by their passionate commitment to the struggles of the oppressed—brings to light the process of thought and action behind the public pronouncements and policies of state.

The interviews are supplemented by extracts from Chavez’s most recent pronouncements on the ongoing transformation in Venezuela and Latin America, an analysis by Harnecker of the role of the military, and a chronology.

Chavez has become a symbol of defiance of U.S. imperialism throughout Latin America. His importance for the future of the region makes this book essential reading.

Comments: (3)
Lemana
Although I am the first to doubt the veracity of any report on the savage attacks of any leader on this planet, when the reporter is someone like former Dictator George Bush or his ministers of propaganda in Fox News, I have to admit that the lack of understanding on Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Rebirth of Venezuela is a deficiency that should serve as a reminder of how Little we know in this country about our planet.

This book carefully traces by means of a detailed interview of Hugo Chavez on the how and why the Venezuelans begin the painful process of turning Venezuela inwards, beyond the image of beauty queens and oil prostitutes dressed in Giorgio Armani, and move in stead towards a living process of rebirth dictated by the Bolivarian ideals of its birth as a republic.

"It has not been easy," says Hugo Chavez time and time again. The well documented restraint of this man and his people after the CIA blessed "golpe de estado" of April 2002, is a constant theme within the book, the necessity of avoiding violence, of permitting the filth and venom from media outfits which act as the pivot and hammerhead of the counterrevolution, but to see beyond, to force the change no matter what.

It is difficult not to stop at times and shout: "Viva Chavez!" When you read this book, as you understand step by step the incredible human story that is the process of the Bolivarian revolution. It is difficult to remain neutral upon such a process, so I do not pretend to be such a man. I then remember the voice of Martin Collins, the Irish hero, who once asked his people who would take his place if he was to fall and say: I am Chavez, now dead and his legacy still there alive. I am Chavez as his people cry and carry his legacy forwards. I am Chavez, and see the future with hope, and fully expect in the humble people that in Venezuela's past represented nothing but an object of contempt, the example to follow, the dawn of a new day for this blessed land of Bolivar and Monsignor Romero. Viva Chavez!!!!
spark
This is a great book to find the real truth behind the Venezuelan Revolution, unlike the rich media in the US that constantly bombards the American public with imperialistic views.

While the Bush administration, a plutocracy, is willing to do just about anything in order to avoid a new electoral victory by Hugo Chávez on December 3, 2006, Venezuela continues to implement reforms aimed at further improving the standard of living of the population. Its prestige in the continent is proportionally direct to the twilight of US influence in the region. The reason for that is quite simple: while Venezuela has destined 28 billion dollars in terms of external assistance for its neighbors for a seven-year term-an annual average of 3,6 billion dollars-, the United States has announced a massive decrease of its contribution for the year 2007, with a 28,5-percent fall in the assistance for the development of Latin America and the Caribbean, a 10-percent fall in medical assistance and an 11-pecent decrease of its financial contribution to the Organization of American States (OAS). Messages also opposed each other in this area: Caracas contributes 3,6 billion dollars annually as part of its assistance for Latin America, while Washington expects to decrease its 1,2 billion-dollar economic support.

The Bolivarian government successfully challenges the neo-liberal doctrine, which is unsustainable in social, economic and political terms and that explains the anger of the White House. Despite several aggressions and threats coming from the U.S., President Chávez launched signs of opening to Washington by saying: "If they change that attitude, we will respond in the same way. Everything can be improved, if they show respect for our sovereignty, respect for our decisions". However, is not very probable that reason and dialog lie in the incompetent and belligerent President Bush.
Kazijora
I read this book in two trips to Borders. Imagine reading Bush rambling about the axis of evil for more than 200 pages. Sound annoying? Yes. This book is not a "real" account of what is happening in Venezuela. It would be ridiculous to say that a reader will believe everything a government figure has to say about his own presidency just like it would be ridiculous to accept everything Bush or Blair had to say about their terms in office.
Don't read this if you're looking for an inside look into the revolution. Read it if you want to know what is inside Mr. Chavez's head. Even then, it's difficult to find any truth to what he or any president has to say.
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