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The Resource Venezuela : what everyone needs to know, Miguel Tinker Salas

Venezuela : what everyone needs to know, Miguel Tinker Salas

Label
Venezuela : what everyone needs to know
Title
Venezuela
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
Miguel Tinker Salas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Among the top ten oil exporters in the world and a founding member of OPEC, Venezuela currently supplies 11 percent of U.S. crude oil imports. But when the country elected the fiery populist politician Hugo Chavez in 1998, tensions rose with this key trading partner and relations have been strained ever since. In this concise, accessible addition to Oxford's What Everyone Needs to Know® series, Miguel Tinker Salas -- a native of Venezuela who has written extensively about the country -- takes a broadly chronological approach that focuses especially on oil and its effects on Venezuela's politics, economy, culture, and international relations. After an introductory section that discusses the legacy of Spanish colonialism, Tinker Salas explores the "The Era of the Gusher," a period which began with the discovery of oil in the early twentieth century, encompassed the mid-century development and nationalization of the industry, and ended with a change of government in 1989 in response to widespread protests. The third section provides a detailed discussion of Hugo Chavez-his rise to power, his domestic political and economic policies, and his high-profile forays into international relations-as well as surveying the current landscape of Venezuela in the wake of Chavez's death in March 2013. Arranged in a question-and-answer format that allows readers to search topics of particular interest, the book covers questions such as, who is Simón Bolívar and why is he called the George Washington of Latin America? How did the discovery of oil change Venezuela's relationship to the U.S.? What forces where behind the coups of 1992? And how does Venezuela interact with China, Russia, and Iran? Informative, engaging, and written by a leading expert on the country, Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know® offers an authoritative guide to an increasingly important player on the world stage
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tinker Salas, Miguel
Dewey number
987
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F2321
LC item number
.T56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
What everyone needs to know
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Politics and government
  • Venezuela
  • Politik
  • Erdölwirtschaft
  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
  • Race relations
Label
Venezuela : what everyone needs to know, Miguel Tinker Salas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Venezuela before oil -- Venezuela in the twentieth century -- Oil and revolution : the rise of Hugo Chavez
Control code
ocn900608772
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 241 pages
Isbn
9780199783298
Lccn
2014042091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024839702
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199783281
  • (OCoLC)900608772
Label
Venezuela : what everyone needs to know, Miguel Tinker Salas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Venezuela before oil -- Venezuela in the twentieth century -- Oil and revolution : the rise of Hugo Chavez
Control code
ocn900608772
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 241 pages
Isbn
9780199783298
Lccn
2014042091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024839702
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199783281
  • (OCoLC)900608772

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