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

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Nation Books, 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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Review: The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern Venezuela

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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 Venezuela

Avis d'utilisateur  - Daniela - 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

Table des matières

THE MARCH
9
THE REGIME OF PEDRO CARMONA
181
Epilogue
287
Notes
303
Index
343
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À propos de l'auteur (2009)

Brian A. Nelson writes for Virginia Quarterly Review and Christian Science Monitor, among others. He teaches at Johns Hopkins University and lives in Baltimore.

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