The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern Venezuela by Brian A. Nelson

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

byBrian A. Nelson

Kobo ebook | May 5, 2009

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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.

Title:The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern VenezuelaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 5, 2009Publisher:PublicaffairsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0786727446

ISBN - 13:9780786727445

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