The reception will include readings and performance commemorating Hugo Chávez on the first anniversary of his death.
The event will take place tonight at 7pm, in Bolivar Hall (54 Grafton Way, London). Attendance is free, and you can register for the event by clicking here.
Hugo Chávez: Socialist for the Twenty-First Century (Pluto, 2014)
Pluto is also excited to have received copies of Mike Gonzalez’s new Revolutionary Lives biography of Chávez earlier this week. It’ll be on sale later in February, and you can pre-order your copy today on the Pluto website. The book costs just £11.50 including free UK P&P – that’s 10% off. Simply click on the cover image below for more details.
‘Mike Gonzalez possesses a extraordinarily rich knowledge of the Latin American left, has engaged critically with the politics of modern military institutions, and has an abiding interest in independently-minded public figures. He has brought these singular attributes together in this lucid portrait of Hugo Chavez, truly ‘a man for difficult times’.‘ – Professor James Dunkerley, Queen Mary University
In arresting, incisive prose Mike Gonzalez captures the paradoxes at the heart of Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian process in Venezuela. This book eviscerates the right-wing caricature of Chávez as populist devil, and celebrates the social gains in education, health, literacy, and participatory democracy that are a fundamental part of his legacy in Venezuela. For activists and scholars alike, this is an excellent biography, which mirrors in its nuances and subtleties the complexity of the Bolivarian process and the figure of Chávez himself. – Jeffery R. Webber, Queen Mary University of London, author of Red October: Left-Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia