Chávez and the Irreversibility of the Bolivarian Revolution: Chronicle of the Last Address
An intimate, first-hand account of the final weeks of Hugo Chávez’s life, and the legacy he entrusted to his comrades.
The passing of a revolutionary leader is no ordinary day, but more than anything, it bears the question: what happens next? In these few pages, former Vice President Jorge Arreaza paints a portrait of the tenuous time before Hugo Chávez’s death in 2013, sharing glimpses into the uncertainty, determination, and hope that overwhelmed them over those months. This brief pamphlet is a tribute to the humanity of each working person building revolution: from the leadership, to the people who inherit the revolution’s future, ultimately preserving it, and making it absolutely irreversible.
With a prologue by Vijay Prashad.
JORGE ARREAZA is the Minister of Popular Power (and Vice President of the PSUV VP) for Communes and Social Movements. He served as Vice President of Venezuela from 2013 to 2016, and as Foreign Minister from 2017-2021.
VIJAY PRASHAD is an Indian historian, journalist and author of forty books, including Washington Bullets and Red Star Over the Third World. He is the Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter and the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books.
MANOLO DE LOS SANTOS is the co-executive director of the People’s Forum and is a researcher at Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.