Venezuela

Here you can download the chapter on Venezuela from Wilf’s book Nowhere to Lay Our Head. There may have been minor edits and updates since its original publication.

VENEZUELA – A REVOLUTIONARY EL DORADO? (PDF file – 22 pages, 227 KB)

Contents:
THE BOLIVARIAN INDEPENDANCE STRUGGLE
FROM COFFEE TO OIL DICTATORSHIP
THE MODERN MAGICAL STATE
THE POLITICS OF OIL
IN THE NAME OF DEMOCRACY
THE MILITARY AND ‘MODERNISATION’ IN VENEZUELA
THE PUNTO FIJO PACT
THE VIOLENT DECADE
THE DEVIL’S EXCREMENT
LA CARACAZO – 1989
THE 1992 COUP AND THE RADICAL CAUSE
1998: WINNING ELECTIONS – HOPE IS IN THE STREETS
INCREASING DEFEATS FOR THE OLD ELITE
THE COUP OF 2002
THE REAL THING: THE VENEZUELAN REVOLUTION OF 2002
ELECTORAL CONFIRMATION OF BIG OIL’S DEFEAT: 2002-2006
TWENTY FIRST CENTURY SOCIALISM?
FROM VENICE TO VENEZUELA
THE REVOLUTIONARY PROCESS