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Interview: Speaking with Hugo! author Bart Jones

June 11, 2008 Daniel Denvir 0

Bart Jones is the author of Hugo! The Hugo Chavez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution (Steerforth, New Hampshire 2007). Jones lived in Venezuela from 1992 to 2000, working initially as a Maryknoll lay missioner and then as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press. He now lives in Long Island, New York with his wife and two children. The book has also just been released in the UK and will soon be published in Brazil in Portuguese.   […]

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Contradictions and Tensions in Venezuela’s Bolivarian Process

February 25, 2008 James Suggett 0

Pro-Gov’t Graffiti in Merida

Confrontations over cultural symbols like beauty pagents and bull fighting are common amidst "The Process," Venezuela’s current political project. More than just another name for radical Chavista politics, "el Proceso" legitimizes all the ambiguous changes and hopeful new relationships that go along with deconstructing a historically oppressive social order and emerging from marginality.

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