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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The definitive account of the 2002 Venezuelan coup, offering a deeply reported look at the roots of the current crisis.

On April 11, 2002, nearly a million Venezuelans marched on the presidential palace to demand the resignation of Hugo Chávez. The opposition represented a cross-section of society furious with Chávez's economic policies, specifically his mishandling of Venezuelan oil. As the day progressed, the march turned violent, sparking a military revolt that led to the temporary ousting of Chávez. 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. Drawing on unprecedented reporting, Nelson renders a mesmerizing account of the coup. An Economist Book of the Year, 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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