The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern Venezuela

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PublicAffairs, 5 mai 2009 - 384 pages
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On April 11, 2002, nearly a million Venezuelans marched on the presidential palace to demand the resignation of President Hugo Chavez. Led by Pedro Carmona and Carlos Ortega, the opposition represented a cross-section of society furious with Chavez's economic policies, specifically his mishandling of the Venezuelan oil industry. But as the day progressed the march turned violent, sparking a military revolt that led to the temporary ousting of Chavez. Over the ensuing, turbulent seventy-two hours, Venezuelans would confront the deep divisions within their society and ultimately decide the best course for their country —and its oil—in the new century.

An exemplary piece of narrative journalism, The Silence and the Scorpion provides rich insight into the complexities of modern Venezuela.

 

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The events of the April 2002 Venezuelan coup to oust President Hugo Chavez are brought to light here in unparalleled investigative reporting by Nelson (Ctr. for American & World Cultures, Miami Univ ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Introduction
1
THE MARCH
9
COLLAPSE
18
THE REGIME OF PEDRO CARMONA
181
Epilogue
287
Acknowledgments
295
Glossary of Terms
343
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Brian A. Nelson's work has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. He teaches at the Center for American and World Cultures at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he lives.

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