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Hugo Chavez: Socialist for the Twenty-first Century

Hugo Chavez: Socialist for the Twenty-first Century

Current price: $115.00
Publication Date: February 20th, 2014
Publisher:
Pluto Press
ISBN:
9780745334660
Pages:
176
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Description

When Hugo Chavez, then President of Venezuela, died in 2013, millions across the globe mourned. In an age where most politicians inspire only apathy and cynicism, Chavez's popularity, radicalism and vibrant personality were truly unique.

Released one year after Chavez's unexpected death, this dramatic and intimate biography traces Chavez's life from an impoverished rural family to the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas. Mike Gonzalez shows how Chavez's 'Bolivarian revolution' aimed to complete Simon Bolivar’s promise of a Latin America free from imperialism.

Gonzalez details Chavez's close connection to the masses and how he enraged wealthy elites by declaring his support for 21st century socialism. He concludes that the struggle for social justice inspired by Chavez can and must continue. This is an ideal guide to Chavez's inspiring life and legacy.

About the Author

Mike Gonzalez is professor emeritus of Latin American studies at University of Glasgow in Scotland.