Cuba and Venezuela
An insight into two revolutions
Is Venezuela the new Cuba? What are the similarities and divergences between these two revolutionary processes? With Latin America becoming more volatile than it has been for decades, this book addresses the question everyone, both friend and foe of President Chávez, is asking: Is Venezuela taking the Cuban road? In the face of President Chávez's outspoken resistance to the neoliberal project in Latin America, his advocacy of a Bolivarian alternative to Washington's Free Trade Area of the Americas, the accelerating social reforms in Venezuela,and rising hysteria in Washington about the relationship between Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro, this is a uniquely authoritative analysis by Cuba's ambassador to Venezuela.
Germán Sánchez is a Cuban academic and diplomat and has been the Cuban ambassador to Venezuela since 1994.
Venezuela now presents a similar problem as Cuba for US interests in the hemisphere.
Chávez is a man of the left, a radical searching for new forms of politics, and new structures of economic organization. He is also seeking different ways of perceiving relations within Latin America, and between the two Americas. His Bolivarian revolution represents a possible future for Latin America, a genuine alternative to globalization and neoliberalism.