[The Morning Star's Charley Allan reviews Cowboy in Caracas by Charles Hardy, a US Catholic priest who spent 20 years living in the slum-covered hills of Caracas. --Ed]
Revolution from below
by Charley Allan - The Morning Star
April 08, 2007
CHARLEY ALLAN follows the touching story of a US Catholic priest who spent 20 years living in the slum-covered hills of Caracas.
ALMOST all of the recent books about Venezuela focus on the big changes at the top - the government of President Hugo Chavez and the new ministries and social programmes or the coups, sabotage and propaganda by local oligarchs and US imperialism.
But the most significant transformation there has been happening at the grass roots. It was millions of the poorest people in the world who voted for this radical, peaceful process and who have since had to defend it with their lives.
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