The Bolivarian Revolution

; Matthew Brown (Redaktør) ; Hugo Chavez (Introduksjon)

Popular and divisive President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela introduces this collection of the writings by the historic namesake of his own 'Bolivarian Revolution'. The Venezuelan revolutionary Simon Bolivar, also known as El Libertador, sought to lead Latin America to independence from the Spanish in the early nineteenth century. Les mer
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Popular and divisive President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela introduces this collection of the writings by the historic namesake of his own 'Bolivarian Revolution'. The Venezuelan revolutionary Simon Bolivar, also known as El Libertador, sought to lead Latin America to independence from the Spanish in the early nineteenth century. Ever since he has been held as a model for subsequent Latin American radicals; Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, has dubbed his own programs of social reform 'the Bolivarian Revolution'. In his introduction to this collection of Bolivar's writings, Chavez explains why Bolivar continues to inspire.

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Innholdsfortegnelse















































































































































Introductionvii




Hugo Chavez

Further Readingxvii
Chronologyxix
Glossaryxxiii
Key Figuresxxv
Note on the Textsxxxi




Part I: Fighting for Independence





Oath taken in Rome, 1805

3(2)




Cartagena Manifesto, 1812

5(12)




Decree of War to the Death, 1813

17(4)




Manifesto to the Nations of the World, 1813

21(13)




Manifesto of Carupano, 1814

34(6)




The Jamaica Letter, 1815

40(25)




Decree for the Emancipation of Slaves, 1816

65(2)




Manifesto on the Execution of Manuel Piar, 1817

67(3)




Declaration of Angostura, 1818

70(7)




Part II: Establishing Colombia





Angostura Address, 1819

77(31)




Report on the Battle of Carabobo, 1821

108(4)




My Delirium on Chimborazo, 1822

112(3)




Decree on Capital Punishment for Corrupt Officials, 1824

115(2)




Decree on Indian Labour, 1820

117(5)




Decree on the Civil Rights of Indians, 1825

122(3)




Address to the Constituent Congress in Bolivia, 1826

125(15)




Letter to Jose Antonio Paez, 1826

140(3)




Letter to Jose Joaquin Olmedo, 27 June 1825

143(3)




Letter to Jose Joaquin Olmedo, 12 July 1825

146(5)




Measures for Ecological Protection, 1829

151(6)




Part III: Internationalizing the Revolution





To the Brave Soldiers of the Irish Legion, 1820

157(2)




Letter to Thomas Cochrane, 1821

159(3)




Letter to William Parker, 1821

162(2)




Inviting Govemments to a Congress in Panama, 1824

164(5)




Letter to General Lafayette, 1826

169

Om forfatteren

HUGO CHAVEZ is the President of Venezuela and leader of the new 'Bolivarian Revolution' in Latin America. His controversial social reforms and foreign policy have inspired enthusiastic support and bitter antagonism. He was the target of a failed coup in 2002.