Hugo Chavez: Leader of Venezuela

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Born on July 28, 1954, Hugo Chavez grew up in a modest riverside house in Sabaneta, Venezuela, the second of six children of politically active educators. As a boy, he developed a passion for baseball and dreamed of becoming a major league pitcher. But after graduating from high school and earning a degree from Venezuela's Military Academy, Chavez's life began to change in radical ways. In 1982, he founded the Bolivian Revolution Movement, and in 1992 launched an unsuccessful coup against then-President Carlos ...
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Overview

Born on July 28, 1954, Hugo Chavez grew up in a modest riverside house in Sabaneta, Venezuela, the second of six children of politically active educators. As a boy, he developed a passion for baseball and dreamed of becoming a major league pitcher. But after graduating from high school and earning a degree from Venezuela's Military Academy, Chavez's life began to change in radical ways. In 1982, he founded the Bolivian Revolution Movement, and in 1992 launched an unsuccessful coup against then-President Carlos Andres Perez. The failed coup landed Chavez in prison for two years, but he emerged tranformed-bound and determined to shake up the old order in Venezuela, by leading the country in new, contoversial directions. Hugo Chavez: Leader of Venezuela is the story of this prisoner-turned-politician who promises to deepen his country's commitment to a socialist revolution, while also aggressively antagonizing the United States and many leaders around the world.

About the Author:
Jeff C. Young, has worked as a reporter for Florida newspapers and as a school media specialist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599350684
  • Publisher: Morgan Reynolds, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Series: Morgan Reynolds World Leaders Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Oil and Baseball     11
Young Revolutionary     24
Coming to Power     34
Consolidating His Power     48
Coup     57
International Allies and Enemies     71
Destroying the Opposition     88
Uncertain Future     99
Map of Venezuela     108
Timeline     109
Sources     111
Bibliography     121
Web sites     126
Index     127
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