The Venezuelan Revolution

The Venezuelan Revolution: 100 Questions - 100 Answers
by Chesa Boudin, Gabriel Gonzalez and Wilmer Rumbos [Thunder's Mouth]

A helpful rough guide for those seeking a quick primer on Venezuela and the Bolivarian revolution. The topical Q&A format makes it easy to find quick answers: Why do the poor support Chavez? What is the government's development philosophy? The American and Venzuelan authors are generally sympathetic to Chavez but also acknowledge and contextualize criticisms from left and right. Includes a good, if brief discussion of the Venezuelan mass media and media policy/freedom of expression under the new constitution. -jl

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey