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Toro and Nagel's chronicle of Venezuela's daily life under the Bolivarian Revolution is shocking, depressing sometimes but most of the time demystifying. Read morePublished 14 months ago by SamNC
This book will become essential to understand what happened in Venezuela during 1998-2012. It is not an explanation per se but a guideline to put all the pieces together. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Sergio Guerra
Hugo Chavez, the firebrand bully who took one of Latin America's most stable (yet deeply flawed) democracies and doggedly converted it into the one of world's best (and nearly... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Christopher Salcedo
Both a great tragicomic introduction and source of deep insight into the convoluted Venezuelan fishbowl from two voluntarily exiled insiders. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by Felix C. Weise
For Venezuelans, it is the proper literature to, from the opposition point of view, understand how and why the Chavez phenomenon became such a deeply and important part of our... Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by Harold Martinez
There are two forces battling it out in Venezuela right now: the old guard versus the communists. Stuck in the middle are competent people full of ideas, clumsy in the field of... Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by reading closely
Francisco Toro gives a true account of the dangerous times Venezuela is living, he is an extremely well informed coherent voicePublished on March 11, 2013 by M. Scheurich
It's not just that this is the best book of its sort.
It's the ONLY book of its sort.
The authors have thought deeply, carefully, and clearly about Venezuela,... Read more
Toro and Nagel have been blogging about Venezuela for years, continuously opposing any and all progressive changes in Venezuela and across Latin America in recent years, and almost... Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by Dan Bergen