Jon Beasley-Murray

Jon Beasley-Murray is co-director of Manchester University’s Centre for Latin American Cultural Studies.

It happened on TV: in Caracas

Jon Beasley-Murray, 9 May 2002

What was remarkable about the events of 11-13 April in Caracas was not so much the downfall of the President as his precipitate reinstatement – a reversal of fortune that took everybody, not least Chávez himself, completely by surprise. Though he has always claimed that when he assumed power in 1998 he was initiating a ‘Bolivarian Revolution’, nobody was less prepared...

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