Hugo Chávez (1954-2013)

Week of March 11, 2013

In the News: Hugo Chávez (1954-2013)

Venezuelan president, Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, has died. (From Encyclopædia Britannica: “Chávez styled himself as the leader of the “Bolivarian Revolution,” a socialist political program for much of Latin America, named after Simón Bolívar, the South American independence hero. Although the focus of the revolution has been subject to change depending on Chavez’s goals, its key elements include nationalism, a centralized economy, and a strong military actively engaged in public projects. His ideology became known to many as simply chavismo.”)


America’s Blind Spot: Chavez, Oil, and US Security
By Andres Cala. Continuum, 2012
On Order

Axis of Unity: Venezuela, Iran & the Threat to America
By Sean Goforth. Potomac Books, 2012
Call Number: JZ1314 .G64 2012

The Bolivarian Revolution
By Simon Bolivar. Introduction by Hugo Chávez. Verso, 2009
Call Number: F2235.3 .A25 2009

Bush versus Chávez: Washington’s War on Venezuela
By Eva Golinger. Monthly Review Press, 2008
Call Number: E183.8 .V4 G65 2008

Chávez: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: A Case Study of Politics and the Media
By Rod Stoneman. Wallflower, 2008
Call Number: PN1995.9 .D6 S828 2008

Chávez and the Media: A Framework for Analyzing the 2012 Presidential Election News Coverage in Venezuela
By Adrian J. Viller. FAU, Honors College Thesis, 2012
Call Number: NX00.5 .V55 2012 (Also available online)

The Chávez Code: Cracking U.S. Intervention in Venezuela
By Eva Golinger. Olive Branch Press, 2006
Call Number: E183.8 .V3 G6513 2006

Chávez, Venezuela and the New Latin America: An Interview with Hugo Chávez
By Aleida Guevara. Ocean Press, 2005
Call Number: F2329.22 .C54 A5 2005

El Código Chávez: Descifrando la Intervencion de los Estados Unidos en Venezuela
By Eva Golinger. Fondo Editorial Question, 2005
Call Number: F2321.3 .U5 G65 2005

Comandante: Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela
By Rory Carroll. Penguin Books, 2013
On Order

Cuba and Venezuela: An Insight into Two Revolutions
By Germán Sánchez. Compass Academic, 2007
Call Number: F1788 .S3613 2007

Dismantling Democracy in Venezuela: The Chávez Authoritarian Experiment
By Allan Brewer-Carías. Cambridge UP, 2010
Call Number: JL3831 .B7318 2010

Dragon in the Tropics: Hugo Chávez and the Political Economy of Revolution in Venezuela
By Javier Corrales and Michael Penfold. Brookings Institution Press, 2011
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

Electing Chávez: The Business of Anti-Neoliberal Politics in Venezuela
By Leslie C. Gates. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010
Call Number: JC574.2 .V4 G38 2010

The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela
By Miguel Tinker Salas. Duke UP, 2009
Call Number: F2326 .T55 2009

From Windfall to Curse?: Oil and Industrialization in Venezuela, 1920 to the Present
By Jonathan Di John. Pennsylvania State UP, 2009
Call Number: HC237 .D55 2009

¡Hugo!: The Hugo Chávez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution
By Bart Jones. Steerforth Press, 2007
Call Number: F2329.22 .C54 J66 2007

Hugo Chávez
By Cristina Marcano and Alberto Barrera Tyszka. Random House, 2007
Call Number: F2328.52 .C48 M3713 2007 (At Jupiter)

Hugo Chávez (DVD)
Directed by Ligia Blanco. Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2006
Details the rise of the Chavez government and the challenges it has faced in reforming the South American nation’s economy and political culture. Provides a penetrating look at a confrontational and transformative head of nation. Provides a penetrating look at Valenzuela’s head of nation by detailing the rise of the Chavez government and the challenges it has faced in reforming the country’s economy and political culture.
Call Number: F2329.22 .C54 H84 2006

Hugo Chávez: Oil, Politics and the Challenge to the United States
By Nikolas Kozloff. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
Call Number: HD9574 .V4 K69 2006

Hugo Chávez: World Social Forum 2005, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Z Video Productions, 2005
Call Number: F2328.52 .C48 H85 2005

The Hugo Chávez Show (DVD)
Frontline. PBS Home Video, 2008
Looks at Venezuela’s controversial and outspoken president, Hugo Chavez, and the revolution he claims is turning his country into an anti-capitalist beacon for Latin America and the world. Through interviews with former government officials, associates of Chavez, and everyday Venezuelans, the documentary offers a comprehensive overview of precisely how the Venezuelan president achieved his position of power, and how he plans to use the powers of the presidency to remain in office. A look at Chavez’s weekly televised show “Aló Presidente” reveals how the president’s clever use of the media has endeared him to the population of Venezuela. The program also looks back to the failed 1992 coup that first put him in the media spotlight, though it also earned him a two-year prison sentence. Released in 1994, Chavez immediately began laying the groundwork for his eventual rise to the presidency four years later. After 10 years in power and the expenditure of billions of dollars, the social ills Hugo Chavez promised to fix don’t seem to be showing any major signs of improvement
Call Number: F2329.22 .C54 H845 2008 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Leftist Governments in Latin America: Success and Shortcomings
Edited by Kurt Weyland, Raúl L. Madrid, and Wendy Hunter. Cambridge UP, 2010
Call Number: JL960 .L43 2010

Living with Hugo: U.S. Policy Toward Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela
By Richard Lapper. Council on Foreign Relations, 2006
Call Number: E183.8 .V4 L26 2006

The Miseducation of Hugo Chávez: Political Learning and Populism in Latin America
By David Fertitta. FAU Honors College Thesis, 2010
Call Number: Call Number: NX00.5 .F47 2010 (Also available online)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis of Hope
By Tariq Ali. Verso, 2006
Call Number: F2329 .A45 2006

The Real Venezuela: Making Socialism in the Twenty-First Century
By Iain Bruce. Pluto Press, 2008
Call Number: HX233.5 .B75 2008

Rethinking Venezuelan Politics: Class, Conflict, and the Chávez Phenomenon
By Steve Ellner. Lynne Rienner, 2008
Call Number: F2329 .E45 2008

Revolution in Venezuela: Social and Political Change under Chávez
By Thomas Ponniah. Harvard U Rockefeller Ctr., 2011
On Order

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (VHS)
Directed by Kim Bartley and Donnacha O’Briain. Power Pictures, 2002
Intimate profile of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, charting the last seven months in the run up to the April 2002 coup attempt against him, and his dramatic return to power some 48 hours later.
Call Number: F2329.22 .C54 R48 2008 (Boca Raton Media Center)

The Revolutionary Has No Clothes: Hugo Chávez’s Bolivarian Farce
By A. C. Clark. Encounter Books, 2009
Call Number: F2329 .C63 2009

The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chávez and the Making of Modern Venezuela
By Brian A. Nelson. Nation Books, 2009
Call Number: F2329 .N45 2009

South of the Border (DVD)
Directed by Oliver Stone. Cinema Libre Studio, 2010
Director Oliver Stone visits seven presidents in five countries in South America to gain some understanding about the political and social ideas and the revolutions, and to clear up how people view them. Includes interviews with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, Argentinean president Cristina Kirchner, Cuban president Raul Castro
Call Number: HN253.5 .S68 2010 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Threat Closer to Home: Hugo Chávez and the War against America
By Douglas Schoen and Michael Rowan. Free Press, 2009
Call Number: F2329.22 .C54 S36 2009

Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution: Hugo Chávez Talks to Marta Harnecker
Translated by Chesa Boudin. Monthly Review Press, 2005
Call Number: F2328.52 .C48 A5 2005

Venezuela: Hugo Chávez and the Decline of an “Exceptional Democracy”
Edited by Steve Ellner and Miguel Tinker Salas. Rowman & Littlefield, 2007
Call Number: F2328 .V43 2007

Venezuela Speaks!: Voices from the Grassroots
By Carlos Martinez, Michael Fox, and JoJo Farrell. PM Press, 2010
Call Number: F2329.22 .C54 M364 2010

Venezuela’s Chavismo and Populism in Comparative Perspective
By Kirk A. Hawkins. Cambridge UP, 2010
Call Number: JL3831 .H39 2010

Venezuela’s Petro-Diplomacy: Hugo Chávez’s Foreign Policy
Edited by Ralph S. Clem and Anthony P. Maingot. UP of Florida, 2011
Call Number: JZ1561 .V46 2011