Hugo Chavez by Mike Gonzalez
Socialist for the Twenty-first Century (Revolutionary Lives)

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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.


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Published February 5, 2014 by Pluto Press. 176 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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London School of Economics

Although the historical and political events narrated are often inevitably intermingled with Chávez’s life events, the book is not a biographical account, but rather it aims to discuss Chávez’s political action and to frame the development of the Bolivarian revolution in the context of Venezuelan...

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