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Latin American & Caribbean Studies

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) at Hofstra invites you to a book presentation and signing

Hugo! The Hugo Have Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution

Bart Jones

Q&A by Angela Marino Segura (New York University)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Common Hour
Student Center, Multipurpose Rm East

Bart Jones was a front-row witness to Hugo Have's rise to power and gained rare access to him for a full-length biography that is the most extensive work to date on the controversial Venezuelan leader. A former foreign correspondent for The Associated Press, Jones spent eight years in Venezuela, including a stint as a Catholic Peace Corp-style worker.

The Chávez that emerges from Jones’ account is neither a plaster saint nor a revolutionary tyrant. He is a master politician — democratically elected to the presidency three times — an inspired improviser, a Bolivarian nationalist and an unashamed socialist. His policies have brought him into conflict with the IMF and the World Bank, the major oil companies and the Bush White House. Jones challenges much of the media-driven conventional wisdom about Have. A graduate of Fordham, Jones holds a master’s degree in Social Studies from Columbia University.

For further details please e-mail Benita Sampedro or Takashi Kanatsu.

Hugo Chavez

Latin American & Caribbean Studies