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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Review: The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern VenezuelaAvis d'utilisateur - Goodreads
A lot of people might think that because the writer is not Venezuelan he wouldn't actually understand what went down. But I think because of the fact the he is a foreigner he has a different perspective and does well in telling the stories from many sides all the while not choosing sides. Consulter l'avis complet
Review: The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern VenezuelaAvis d'utilisateur - Boris Trucco - Goodreads
A page-turner, this book is the timeline of the events leading to April 11th coup d'etat in Venezuela. A revealing, surprising and painstakingly researched story showing the forces that caused a major political crisis in Venezuela as a direct result of Hugo Chavez's delirious political agenda. Consulter l'avis complet
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