The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern Venzuela
Nation Books, 5 mai 2009 - 384 pages
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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