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Electing Chavez

Leslie C. Gates

Electing Chavez

the business of anti-neoliberal politics in Venezuela

by Leslie C. Gates

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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Pittsburgh, Pa .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-190) and index.

StatementLeslie C. Gates
SeriesPitt Latin american series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJC574.2.V4 G38 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii. 195 p. :
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24410939M
LC Control Number2010002365

  Since coming to power in , the Chavez government inspired both fierce internal debate and horror amongst Western governments accustomed to counting on an obeisant regime in the oil-rich state. In this rich and resourceful study, Greg Wilpert exposed the self-serving logic behind much middle-class opposition to Venezuela's elected leader.   Book Summary As president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez was a tremendous political force who tried to transform his nation. A journalist paints a picture of Chavez's .

  The first Hispanic Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate, Dennis Chavez changed the face of New Mexican and national politics. Over his year career, Chavez never strayed far from the New Deal liberalism that first won him election to national office. Through ambitious public works legislation, Chavez modernized the country’s infrastructure and national defense systems. But it is . Hugo Chávez - Hugo Chávez - The Chávez presidency: Chávez took office in February During his first year in office, his approval rating reached 80 percent, and his platform—which advocated an end to corruption, increased spending on social programs, and redistribution of the country’s oil wealth—was widely applauded. Riding this wave of popularity, Chávez oversaw the drafting.

In response to: The Myths of Cesar Chavez from the October 8, issue. To the Editors. I was gratified to see The New York Review devote space to a discussion of Cesar Chavez [NYR, October 8]; your reviewer’s belief notwithstanding, I assure you Chavez is no longer a household name.I was, however, distressed by the number of errors in the piece. Hugo Chavez ( - ) was a former Army Lieutenant Colonel and President of Venezuela. A populist, Chávez instituted what he calls a “Bolivarian Revolution” in Venezuela, where key industries were nationalized and oil revenues were used in social programs for the poor.


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Venezuela's elected president, Hugo Chávez, won free democratic elections with 56 percent of the votes in December and was reelected with 60 percent of the votes in December In spite of these unquestionable electoral results, his popularity has been collapsing since Julydriving opposition to the streets in protest against a.

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owned businesses and his bold opposition to Washington's economic and trade policies. As Venezuela gains importance as the fifth. The red line represents trends of annual rates given throughout the period shown GDP is in billions of Local Currency Unit that has been adjusted for inflation Sources: International Monetary Fund, World Bank From his election in until his death in MarchChávez's administration proposed and enacted populist economic policies.

Domestic policies included redistribution of wealth Born: Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, 28 July.Hugo Chávez grew up in Sabaneta, a small town in southwestern Venezuela. He was the second of six surviving children, all boys. His parents, both schoolteachers, could not support all their children, so Hugo and his eldest brother were raised in Barinas by their grandmother, who instilled in .Chavez himself read my findings on potential elections theft – to his nation on his TV show – and then he moved swiftly, establishing an election system that Jimmy Carter, who has headed vote observer teams in 92 nations, called, “an election process that is the best in the world”.