No president today is controversial than Venezuelas Hugo Chvez Fras Elected in a landslide in 1998, he promised a peaceful revolution That peaceful dream became a nightmare when Chvez was overthrown in a coup dtat in 2002 Surprisingly, he was brought back to power by his supporters, mostly barrio dwellers, within forty eight hours Although Chvez continues to be dogged by controversy, he stays in power because of these supporters who see themselves as active participants in a democratic revolution.As a former Catholic priest who has lived in Venezuela for the past twenty years and spent eight of those years in a cardboard and tin shack in one of Caracas barrios, Charles Hardy is in a unique position to explain what is taking place Cowboy in Caracas A North Americans Memoir of Venezuelas Democratic Revolution gives the reader insight into the Venezuelan reality, using an anecdotal presentation drawn from the writers personal experiences....
|Title||:||Cowboy in Caracas: A North American's Memoir of Venezuela's Democratic Revolution|
|Publisher||:||Curbstone Books First Edition states edition April 1, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||145 pages|
|File Size||:||692 KB|
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Cowboy in Caracas: A North American's Memoir of Venezuela's Democratic Revolution Reviews
Cowboy in Caracas is an amazing story of a Catholic priest's out-of-this world (literally) transition to life in a foreign country, Venezuela. Long sought after for its beautiful landscapes and oil, Venezuela is truly an amazing country, with its gorgeous inhabitants and warm Caribbean lifestyle.
Great for understanding The Chavez revolution in Venezuela. Anyone visiting or wanting to understand Venezuela needs to read this. Written from a personal perspective with lots of anecdotes to back up the extensive research he's done in addition. Easy to read and follow too.
Succinct, well written. A great introduction to Venezuela's political revolutionary process from a foreigners point of view.
If you read this book, as I did, thinking I was getting a biography of Hugo Chavez - you'll be delightfully disappointed. He lived with the people Chavez depends on to keep his office, the hill dwellers with cardboard walls (he got to know his neighbors very well). Hardy creates the smell of the sewage flowing by, and you get used to it. Chavez feels these people, and knows how to help them. They stay with him, in spite of every newspaper and tv station, and radio stations, that oppose him. They know him. They feel he is on their side. They support him.
Charles Hardy's memoir COWBOY IN CARACAS: A NORTH AMERICAN'S MEMOIR OF VENEZUELA'S DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION (Curbstone Press, ISBN: 978-1-931896-37-5, $15.00) gives a much-needed voice to the impoverished living in Venezuela. Condemned by big business and the American government, democratically elected Hugo Chávez became a representative of the underrepresented. Hardy gives a detailed firsthand account of life in Venezuela before and after the Bolivarian Revolution.