There is a lot of information about Hugo Chávez on the Internet. This page features links to resources on Geobop/Invisible Republic websites, along with select links to some other websites. It also features a list of relevant books.
• About This Site
• Hugo Chávez at a Glance
• Hugo Chávez Greatest Hits
• Hugo Chávez vs George W. Bush
• Hugo Chávez vs Bill Gates
• Campaign 2008
• Hugo Chávez Isn’t God
• 21st Century Socialism
• Support the Revolution!
Please bear with me; I’ve already finished several articles, but they aren’t online yet.
• Hugo Chávez (Wikipedia)—This article includes links to related Wikipedia articles, along with dozens of references and links to more resources at the bottom of the page.
• VenezuelaAnalysis.com—One of the better known pro-Chávez websites
• VCrisis.com—One of the better known anti-Chávez websites
• The Smart Way to Beat Tyrants Like Chávez (Donald Rumsfeld, Washington Post, December 2, 2007)
• Hands Off Venezuela!
• The Revolution Will Not Be Televised—Classic documentary focusing on coup that briefly toppled Chávez
• Chávez calls Bush the Devil during a speech at the UN
• (Charlie) Rangel Responds to Chavez—Another Democratic Uncle Tom sells out to George Bush, Inc.
• Daily Show Asks: Should Anyone Take Hugo Chavez Seriously?—Corporate comedian Jon Stewart exposes himself as just another media whore.
• The King of Spain asks Chávez to shut up
• Barbara Walters interviews Chávez
A native New Yorker now residing in Caracas, Eva Golinger is a Venezuelan-U.S. attorney specializing in human rights, immigration, and entertainment law. She is also an investigator and author (The Chávez Code: Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela and Bush vs. Chávez: Washington’s War on Venezuela). The videos listed below are very educational.
• Venezuela 101 - Eva Golinger
• Venezuela 101 - Eva Golinger 2 (Golinger discusses some of the U.S. organzations that operate covertly in Venezuela, along with the corporate media, and “fourth generation warfare.”)
• Venezuela 101 - Eva Golinger 3 (Golinger discusses the build up of U.S. military forces in the region.)
• Venezuela 101 - Eva Golinger 4 (More about the military threat to Venezuela, along with a plea for international solidarity in defense of Latin America.)
Justice Vegas, an expert in commercial relations, is a published novelist who writes regular columns for newspapers and journals. He was appointed to the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) in August 2004, and assumed office in January 2005, where he sits in the Electoral Chamber of the TSJ. Justice Vegas has helped to negotiate various international trade agreements with companies doing business in Venezuela. He earned his law degree at the Central University of Venezuela and a master’s degree in the Laws of Economic Integration in 1977. In the video below, Vegas says Venezuelans have a constitutional right to receive truthful information from the media. That’s a right we desperately need here in the U.S.
• Venezuela 101 - Judge Fernando Vegas
Gregory Wilpert is a freelance journalist and sociologist who has lived in Venezuela since about 2001. He is the author of Changing Venezuela by Taking Power (Verso Books, 2007) and the editor of Venezuelanalysis.com which is trusted by many as the most important English language source of unbiased news and analysis from Venezuela.
• Venezuela 101 - Gregory Wilpert
Olivia Goumbri is the Director of the Venezuela Information Office in Washington D.C. She was previously Executive Director of EPICA, the Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean, a faith based organization that largely focuses on bettering U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America. She has authored various articles and books including a human rights report on Haiti as well as The Venezuela Reader: The Building of a People’s Democracy. Mrs. Goumbri has an undergraduate degree in cultural and historical studies from the New School for Social Research, a masters degree in Public Administration from American University and graduate certificate in Public Management. She was awarded a certificate of achievement from the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute at American University. Mrs. Goumbri has also appeared as an expert on Venezuela for NPR’s To The Point and various BBC radio programs.
• Venezuela 101 - Olivia Burlngame-Goumbri
There are thousands of articles and websites that focus on Hugo Chávez. I was going to call it quits after listing a few of the better or more notable sites above. Then I discovered BoRev.net (“Dispatches from the Bolivarian Revolution”). It appears to be a very informative and witty blog.
BoRev.net also features links to a variety of websites focusing on Venezuela or Latin America in general. I copied the list below, adding some notes. Yes, I visited each website, though I haven’t yet had time to really familiarize myself with all of them.
An F in the next to last column indicates a website that allows feedback (i.e. a blog). These might be good vehicles for discussing Viva Chávez.
|• Venezuelanalysis||This is one of the most popular pro-Chávez websites.|
|• Oil Wars Blog||F|
|• Ven Central||I just became a contributing author. Here’s my first article.||F|
|• Venezuela World: News & Culture||A very attractive website||F|
|• Postcards From The Revolution||Author Eva Golinger’s website|
|• Venezuela Information Office|
|• US-Venezuela Exchange Network|
|• Venezuela Solidarity Network|
|• Cowboy in Caracas||F|
|• Gringo in Venezuela|
|• Venezuela Notes||F|
|• A Gringo In the Bolivarian Republic||F|
|• Hands Off Venezuela|
|• Venezuela Information Centre (UK)|
|• International Solidarity & Friendship Centre (Canada)||Venezuela Bolivariana Tours|
|• Red Pepper’s Venezuela Blog||F|
|• Caracas Chronicles Blog||Anti-Chávez||F|
|Latin America Sites|
|• Inca Kola News|
|• Latin America News Review||LANR endorsed my campaign for public office on May 20, 2008.||F|
|• Bananama Republic|
|• Haiti Cuba Venezuela Analysis|
|• The Latin Americanist||“The English-language forum for all things Latin American, covering business, politics, and culture.”||F|
|• 21st Century Socialism||F|
|• PopDem||“A Blog Looking at Aspects of Direct/Popular Democracy, Civil Society, Debt Dependency, Political Economy and Conflicts over Privatization and Neoliberalism. With a Special Focus on the Caribbean, Latin America and Eastern Europe.”||F|
|• Latino Insurgent||F|
|• Latin American Activism||“Analysis and direct action from Argentina”||F|
|• Latin Radical||F|
|• Two Week’s Notice||Academic website by the editor of The Latin Americanist||F|
|• Colombia Calling||F|
|• Plan Colombia and Beyond||F|
|• Blog from Bolivia||F|
|• Upside Down World|
|• Revolution Schmevolution||F|
However, please note that I haven’t checked all these sites out thoroughly. It’s possible that some sites that appear to be pro-Chávez are actually corporate operatives, similar to comedian Jon Stewart.
Below is a list of 36 U.S. solidarity groups that I copied from VenezuelaAnalysis.com’s links page. There are links to MANY more fine resources there.
Sadly, nearly a third of the sites listed in the table above appear to be defunct, a tribute to U.S. apathy. I certainly wasn’t surprised when I was unable to access the Seattle Bolivarian Circle; EVERYTHING in this city is a sham.
Most of the books listed below should be available through your local library. Or click the links to order them from Amazon.com.
|Bush Versus Chávez: Washington’s War on Venezuela|
|Eva Golinger||Monthly Review Press||2007||1-58367-166-8||Hardcover|
|Changing Venezuela: The History and Policies of the Chavez Government|
|Chávez: Venezuela and the New Latin America|
|Hugo Chavez, David Deutschmann and Javier Salado||Ocean Press||2004||1-92088-850-0||Hardcover|
|The Chávez Code: Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela|
|Eva Golinger||Olive Branch Press||2006||1-56656-647-9||Paperback|
|Chavez Venezuela and the New Latin America; An Interview with Hugo Chavez|
|Hugo Chavez and Aleida Guevara||Leftwood Books||2005||8-18749-668-1||Hardcover|
|El Código Chávez: Descifrando la Intervención de los Estados Unidos en Venezuela. Editorial de Ciencias Sociales (Spanish)|
|Eva Golinger||Editorial De Ciencias Sociales||2005||9-59060-723-3||Paperback|
|Hugo!: The Hugo Chavez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution|
|Hugo Chavez: The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela|
|Richard Gott and Georges Bartoli||Verso Books||2005||1-84467-533-5||Paperback|
|Hugo Chavez: The Definitive Biography of Venezuela’s Controversial President|
|Cristina Marcano, Alberto Barrera Tyszka, Moises Naim and Kristina Dordero||Random House||2007||0-67945-666-X||Hardcover|
|Hugo Chavez: Leader of Venezuela (World Leaders)|
|Jeff C. Young||Morgan Reynolds Publishing||2007||1-59935-068-8||Library Binding|
|Hugo Chavez: del Nacionalismo Revolucionario Al Socialismo (Spanish)|
|Hugo Chavez, Venezuela||Ediciones Madres de Plaza de Mayo||2005||9-87123-100-8||Hardcover|
|Hugo Chavez: Oil, Politics, and the Challenge to the U.S.|
|Nikolas Kozloff||Palgrave Macmillan||2006||1-40397-315-6||Hardcover|
|Hugo Chávez: Sin Uniforme|
|In the Shadow of the Liberator: The Impact of Hugo Chávez on Venezuela and Latin America|
|Living With Hugo: U.S. Policy Toward Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela (Council Special Report)|
|Richard Lapper||Council on Foreign Relations Press||2007||0-87609-361-6||Paperback|
|Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution: Hugo Chávez Talks to Marta Harnecker|
|Chesa Boudin, Hugo Chavez and Marta Harnecker||Monthly Review Press||2005||1-58367-128-5||Hardcover|
|The Unraveling of Representative Democracy in Venezuela|
|Jennifer McCoy and David J. Myers||Johns Hopkins University Press||2004||0-80187-960-4||Hardcover|
|Venezuelan Politics in the Chávez Era: Class, Polarization, and Conflict.|
|Steven Ellner and Daniel Hellinger||Lynne Rienner Publishers||2002||1-58826-108-5||Hardcover|
|Venezuela Reader: The Building of a People’s Democracy|
|Olivia Burlingame Goumbri (Editor)||Epica||2005||0-91834-635-5||Paperback|
|This next book relates to the entire world, including the U.S., not just Latin America. The shock doctrine and disaster capitalism are very real; learn about them.|
|The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism|
|Naomi Klein||Metropolitan Books||2007||0-80507-983-1||Hardcover|