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Hugo Chavez

Head of State (28-Jul-1954 — 5-Mar-2013)


Richard Gott. In the Shadow of the Liberator: The Impact of Hugo Chavez on Venezuela and Latin America. Verso Books. 2000. 160pp. Updated edition in 2005 as Hugo Chavez: The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela.

Aleida Guevara (editor). Chavez: Venezuela and the New Latin America: Hugo Chavez Interviewed by Aleida Guevara. Ocean Press. 2004. 200pp.

Marta Harnecker (editor). Translated by Chesa Boudin (from Spanish). Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution: Hugo Chavez Talks to Marta Harnecker. Monthly Review Press. 2005. 203pp.

Bart Jones. ¡Hugo! The Hugo Chávez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution. Hanover, NH: Steerforth Press. 2007. 570pp.

Nikolas Kozloff. Hugo Chavez: Oil, Politics, and the Challenge to the U. S.. Palgrave Macmillan. 2006. 272pp.

Frédérique Langue. Hugo Chávez et le Venezuela. Paris, France: L'Harmattan. 2002. 240pp. Language: French.

Cristina Mercano; Alberto Barrera Tyszska. Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: Una historia personal. Barcelona, Spain: Debate. 2006. 398pp.

Gregory Wilpert. Changing Venezuela by Taking Power: The History and Policies of the Chavez Government. Verso. 2007. 352pp.


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