Author: Tariq Ali
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187496703
A revolution is moving across Latin America.
Since 1988, the Bolivian revolution in Venezuela has brought Hugo Chavez to world attention as the foremost challenger of the neoliberal consensus and American foreign policy. While Chavez’s radical social-democratic reforms have brought him worldwide acclaim among the poor, he has attracted intense hostility from Venezuelan elites and Western governments.
Drawing on first-hand experience of Venezuela and meetings with Chavez, Tariq Ali shows how Chavez’s views have polarized Latin America and examines the hostility directed against his administration. Ali discusses the enormous influence of Fidel Castro on both Chavez and Evo Morales, the newly elected President of Bolivia, and, reflecting on a recent trip to Havana, contrasts the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutionary processions.
Pirates of the Caribbean guides us through a world divided between privilege and poverty, a continent that is once again on the march.
Update for the Indian Edition
1 The Age of Disinformation
2 Imperial Vapours
3 The Fierce Bull and the Cunning Donkeys
4 Bolivia Again
5 The Old Man and the Revolution:
Notes from a Havana Diary
6 The Past as Epilogue:
Appendix 1 Teodoro Petkoff
A Man For all Seasons
Appendix 2 Le Monde Is
Not the Worst, But . . .
Appendix 3 We Have Learned Our Lesson
Whatever Doesn’t Kill You
Makes You Stronger
Appendix 4 My Story Has Only Just Begun
Appendix 5 Power to the People
Appendix 6 Hugo Chavez Addresses the