Venezuela s Voice for Democracy

Venezuela s Voice for Democracy

included not only distinguished North Americans, but many leaders of the Democratic Left in Latin America. During the thirty years of its existence, the Inter American Association continued to be a bridge between North American liberals ...

Author: Robert Jackson Alexander

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015018871007

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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This work presents 35 years of letters and interviews between the author and Romulo Betancourt, the Venezuelan political leader and two-time president of his country. Beginning with the men's first meeting in 1948, the materials span Betancourt's later career, including two of his periods of exile and his time as Constitutional President. Much of the material centers on events and issues contemporary to the time, but later correspondence and conversations also address Betancourt's early career and provide an overview of the events and ideas that helped shaped Venezuela's politics and government.
Categories: Political Science

Venezuela s Voice for Democracy

Venezuela s Voice for Democracy

This work presents 35 years of letters and interviews between the author and Romulo Betancourt, the Venezuelan political leader and two-time president of his country.

Author: Robert Jackson Alexander

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018467718

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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This work presents 35 years of letters and interviews between the author and Romulo Betancourt, the Venezuelan political leader and two-time president of his country. Beginning with the men's first meeting in 1948, the materials span Betancourt's later career, including two of his periods of exile and his time as Constitutional President. Much of the material centers on events and issues contemporary to the time, but later correspondence and conversations also address Betancourt's early career and provide an overview of the events and ideas that helped shaped Venezuela's politics and government.
Categories: Political Science

Politics in Venezuela

Politics in Venezuela

Alexander actually begins The Venezuelan Democratic Revolution by stating openly his support for the Betancourt ... Transformation of Venezuela ; Alexander , R.J. ( 1990 ) , Venezuela's Voice for Democracy : Conversations and ...

Author: Michael Derham

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 303430109X

Category: History

Page: 346

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Hugo Chávez is heavily criticised by the international political class and the press and media. He is dismissed academically as a populista and dismissed more generally as a rabble rouser. However, a lot of the criticism and reporting lacks context.
Categories: History

Barrio Rising

Barrio Rising

Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela Alejandro Velasco. 98. Senior, El Rómulo Betancourt que yo conocí, 240. 99. Alexander, Venezuela's Voice for Democracy, 74. 100. Ibid., 102. 101. Luis Lander, interview with the ...

Author: Alejandro Velasco

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520283329

Category: History

Page: 344

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Beginning in the late 1950s political leaders in Venezuela built what they celebrated as Latin America’s most stable democracy. But outside the staid halls of power, in the gritty barrios of a rapidly urbanizing country, another politics was rising—unruly, contentious, and clamoring for inclusion. Based on years of archival and ethnographic research in Venezuela’s largest public housing community, Barrio Rising delivers the first in-depth history of urban popular politics before the Bolivarian Revolution, providing crucial context for understanding the democracy that emerged during the presidency of Hugo Chávez. In the mid-1950s, a military government bent on modernizing Venezuela razed dozens of slums in the heart of the capital Caracas, replacing them with massive buildings to house the city’s working poor. The project remained unfinished when the dictatorship fell on January 23, 1958, and in a matter of days city residents illegally occupied thousands of apartments, squatted on green spaces, and renamed the neighborhood to honor the emerging democracy: the 23 de Enero (January 23). During the next thirty years, through eviction efforts, guerrilla conflict, state violence, internal strife, and official neglect, inhabitants of el veintitrés learned to use their strategic location and symbolic tie to the promise of democracy in order to demand a better life. Granting legitimacy to the state through the vote but protesting its failings with violent street actions when necessary, they laid the foundation for an expansive understanding of democracy—both radical and electoral—whose features still resonate today. Blending rich narrative accounts with incisive analyses of urban space, politics, and everyday life, Barrio Rising offers a sweeping reinterpretation of modern Venezuelan history as seen not by its leaders but by residents of one of the country’s most distinctive popular neighborhoods.
Categories: History

The Magical State

The Magical State

Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela Fernando Coronil. Agnew , Jean Christophe . ... Crisis and Decay of Democracy in Venezuela : The Civil - Military Dimension . ” In Venezuelan Democracy ... Venezuela's Voice for Democracy .

Author: Fernando Coronil

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226116018

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 447

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In 1935, after the death of dictator General Juan Vicente Gómez, Venezuela consolidated its position as the world's major oil exporter and began to establish what today is South America's longest-lasting democratic regime. Endowed with the power of state oil wealth, successive presidents appeared as transcendent figures who could magically transform Venezuela into a modern nation. During the 1974-78 oil boom, dazzling development projects promised finally to effect this transformation. Yet now the state must struggle to appease its foreign creditors, counter a declining economy, and contain a discontented citizenry. In critical dialogue with contemporary social theory, Fernando Coronil examines key transformations in Venezuela's polity, culture, and economy, recasting theories of development and highlighting the relevance of these processes for other postcolonial nations. The result is a timely and compelling historical ethnography of political power at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary reflections on modernity and the state.
Categories: Business & Economics

Prosperity and Liberty

Prosperity and Liberty

Prosperity & Liberty: What Venezuela needs... is a book Edited by: Rafael Acevedo, that contains essays by: Rafael Acevedo, Humberto Andrade, Leszek Balcerowicz, Walter Block, Larisa Burakova, Luis Cirocco, Alejandro Chafuén, Hugo Faría, ...

Author: Rafael Acevedo

Publisher:

ISBN: 1093507039

Category:

Page: 170

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Prosperity & Liberty: What Venezuela needs... is a book Edited by: Rafael Acevedo, that contains essays by: Rafael Acevedo, Humberto Andrade, Leszek Balcerowicz, Walter Block, Larisa Burakova, Luis Cirocco, Alejandro Chafuén, Hugo Faría, Steve Hanke, Robert Lawson, María Lorca-Susino, Luis Marchena, Jean Minardi, Daniel Mitchell, and Benjamin Powell.Reading this book, people will understand the why and how Venezuela ended up in the most miserable country of the world, know 4 examples of countries that were like Venezuela but applying radical and real free-market reforms now are four of the most promising economies of the world, and finally people will read the only real free-market proposals to solve Venezuela's crisis. In words of the authors that you can read in this book: "When I decided to work and edit this book, I wanted to offer to the public, not only the Venezuelan, a general idea of the current situation in my country and its main cause, Socialism. I also wanted to show that there are people who have dedicated their work to analyze and propose solutions far different from the most announced - Keynesian and Socialist plans - although unfortunately, it is highly probable that one of the latter will be applied after the Venezuelans overthrown the narco-tyranny. Therefore, this book could be a proof, in the not too distant future, that there were other proposals, which really ensured long-run prosperity and freedom" (Rafael Acevedo, from the Prologue)"At a time when 'democratic' socialism is enjoying increased popularity in the United States, these two lessons are important for the readers of the English language edition of this book. Venezuela was democratic and relatively rich when it was economically free. The situation they find themselves in today is not 'normal' third world poverty nor does it have anything uniquely Latin American about it. Their loss of meaningful democratic freedom and poverty are both a necessary consequence of their adoption of socialist economic policies. Despite socialist U.S. politicians' claims to favor democracy, we can expect a similar journey down the Road to Serfdom in the United States if we adopt socialist economic policies." (Benjamin Powell, from the Foreword)"Before we offer a way out of the economic thicket in which Venezuela now finds itself in (circa 2018), let us first document its decline. Perhaps from this historical pattern, we may discern a way out of its present morass." (Walter Block, from the Chapter 1)"In order to understand the disaster unfolding in Venezuela, we need to journey through the most recent century of our history and look at how our institutions deteriorated over time." (Rafael Acevedo & Luis Cirocco, from Chapter 5)"A critical check on government is a wealthy population coupled with an impoverished government, whereby government rules but it is not an owner... patrimonial governments are fertile land to scatter the seeds of corruption, which is another growth retarding mechanism." (Hugo Faría, from Chapter 10)"Venezuela's economy has collapsed. This is the result of years of socialism, incompetence, and corruption, among other things. An important element that mirrors the economy's collapse is Venezuela's currency, the bolívar." (Steve Hanke, from Chapter 11)"Problems of distributive justice that will arise in Venezuela's transition can be divided into two large groups: those having to do with restitution to victims and those having to do with punishment for the guilty." (Alejandro Chafuén, from Chapter 16)"Getting rid of Maduro is a necessary but insufficient step towards getting Venezuela back on its feet. If Venezuela is going to get off "the road to serfdom" and back on a path towards prosperity, ... will need to give voice to Venezuela's market-oriented opposition groups..." (Benjamin Powell & Rafael Acevedo, from the Epilogue)
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Encyclopedia of the Inter American System

Encyclopedia of the Inter American System

This became known as the Betancourt Doctrine* and elicited considerable controversy both in Venezuela and in the OAS. ... 22; Robert J. Alexander, Venezuela's Voice for Democracy: Conversations and Correspondence with Romulo Betancourt ...

Author: G. Pope Atkins

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313286001

Category: Political Science

Page: 561

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"Multidisciplinary, scholarly work by well-known political scientist and specialist of inter-American relations. Foremost reference in the field. More comprehensive and up-to-date than Sheinin's or Stoetzer's. Lengthy entries describe in historical perspective the major events and facets of the inter-American system (IAS) at all levels: national, regional, sub-regional, institutional (OAS, IDB, NAFTA, etc.), and personal/personnel. Each entry followed by section with leading, relevant sources in English and Spanish. Also includes useful bibliographic essay (p. 533-536) and extensive index (p. 536-561). Chronology and appendices include IAS membership, nine structural charts, and texts of OAS Charter and Rio Treaty"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v.57.
Categories: Political Science

Supporting the People of Venezuela as They Protest Peacefully for Democratic Change and Calling to End the Violence

Supporting the People of Venezuela as They Protest Peacefully for Democratic Change and Calling to End the Violence

Let the voices be heard . Let democracy ring . Let there be justice . And I yield back . Mr. SALMON . I thank the gentleman for his impassionate speech . In many ways , as I look at what is happening in Ukraine and Venezuela , this is ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D037695372

Category: Democracy

Page: 24

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Categories: Democracy

Empire and Revolution

Empire and Revolution

In English, see Robert J. Alexander's biography of Betancourt, Romulo Betancourt and the Transformation of Venezuela (New Brunswick, NJ, 1982) and Alexander's Venezuela's Voice for Democracy: Conversations and Correspondence with Romulo ...

Author: Peter L. Hahn

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 9780814250600

Category: Political Science

Page: 295

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The ten essays in this volume represent state-of-the-art surveys of ten singular episodes in U.S. interaction with the Third World since 1945. Each author seeks to present a unique approach to a specific topic within U.S. -- Third World relations. The essays cover the globe and include studies of the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. They make use of a variety of source material and employ a wide range of analytical devices, such as the national security paradigm, the idea of economic development, and culture. The essays present a multihued portrait of the different ways policy makers in the United States dealt with Third World problems. The essays make clear the multitude of considerations that affected policy making; the many different actors, both official and nonofficial, who came to influence the policy-making process; and the possibilities for future research into U.S. relations with the nations of the Third World. They are designed not only to present the current state of the literature but also to suggest some avenues for future research.
Categories: Political Science

The State of Democracy in Venezuela

The State of Democracy in Venezuela

Two months ago one of Venezuela's most influential newspapers actually used a doctored version of a New York Times ... Henry Romas Allup , a prominent opposition voice from the Democratic Action party , said the Supreme Court's decision ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Narcotics Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754077969412

Category: Democracy

Page: 81

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Categories: Democracy