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    Venezuela, April 2002: Coup or Popular Rebellion? The Myth of a United Venezuela

    Cannon, Barry (2004) Venezuela, April 2002: Coup or Popular Rebellion? The Myth of a United Venezuela. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 23 (3). pp. 285-302. ISSN 0261-3050

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    This article assesses the merits of opposing National Assembly reports into the coup against President Chavez of Venezuela in April 2002. Looking at the historical context and the content of the reports, it argues that the two opposing accounts reflect a class division that has always existed in Venezuela but has been officially denied. It concludes that a possible exit from the stalemate could be that the opposition accept the reality of this class division and therefore the Chavez government as a legitimate representative of the popular classes. This, however, is unlikely in the present circumstances.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Venezuela; April 2002; Coup or Popular Rebellion; Myth; United Venezuela;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 11943
    Depositing User: Barry Cannon
    Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 15:46
    Journal or Publication Title: Bulletin of Latin American Research
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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