Revolution!: South America and the Rise of the New Left

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Palgrave Macmillan, Apr 1, 2008 - History - 256 pages
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In the past few years, South America has witnessed the rise of leftist governments coming into power on the heels of dramatic social and political unrest. From Hugo Chávez in Venezuela to Evo Morales, the indigenous head of state of Bolivia, and Michelle Bachelet, the first woman president in Chile, the faces of South American politics are changing rapidly and radically. 
In this timely and insightful analysis, acclaimed journalist and Latin American authority, Nikolas Kozloff explores the continent's new path and its affect on the U.S. New initiatives, such as Telesur, the satellite network with links to Al Jazeera, an oil-exporting consortium, and a regional currency, are coalescing South America into an emerging global player. With access to top political brass and a lively reportage style, Kozloff shows how we can secure and protect our ties with our close neighbors.
  

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One is tempted to announce a new literary genre: that of the radical-minded gringo who totes his reporter's notebook around sultry South American capitals to get to the bottom of whether the continent ... Read full review

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Contents

South America Turns a Critical Page
1
Asserting Energy Sovereignty
17
Integration for Survival
43
Overcoming a Brutal Past
69
Lights Camera Chavez
95
Coca and Nationalism
111
Red is the Color of Revolution
133
The Poncho Revolution
157
Penguinos Piqueteros and the PT
169
South American Media Wars
191
Moving Forward South American
209
Notes
217
Index
241
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About the author (2008)

Nikolas Kozloff is the author of Hugo Chávez: Oil, Politics, and the Challenge to the U.S. A senior fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs and writer for Counterpunch and Political Affairs, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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