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A.A. Alvarez

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Alex A. Alvarez (February 19, 1982) is the author of Chronicles of a Nomad: Memoirs of an Immigrant and v2036: Sustaining Power in a Militarized Venezuela. Born and raised in Venezuela, he grew up in Caracas and left his country after witnessing social unrest, a major economic disaster, and two coup attempts.

Alvarez first hit the literary scene with Chronicles of a Nomad: Memoirs of an Immigrant (2009), a first-person adventure told from the perspective of an intrepid young immigrant who grew up realizing that home wasn't the place where he was born.

Six months later, he followed up with the Spanish version titled, "Crónicas de un Nómada: Memorias de un Inmigrante" (2009), and twelve months later with "v2036: Sustaining Power in a Militariz
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v2036: Sustaining Power in a Militarized Venezuela (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: "v2036: Sustaining Power in a Militarized Venezuela" is a political thriller where presidential elections, coup d’états, international conflicts, and social uprisings put the Bolivarian Republic under the magnifying glass. Driven by iconic characters that push the boundaries of fiction, v2036 reopens many of the wounds Venezuela has sustained through its rocky path to 21st Century Socialism. Following the lives of three resolute men that represent the country's warring factions, the story boldly illustrates that leading the people of such a volatile Latin American nation is well beyond the job description of any single man. A military ruler, an opposition activist and an expatriated citizen will play the famous (and infamous) roles that will lead the once proud nation to a brighter future . . . or to its final demise. Taking historical events as a starting point, v2036 pushes the boundaries of fiction with delightful characters in pivotal roles that will alter not just the way that these events enfolded, but the influence they had in the current socio-political climate of the controversial Bolivarian Republic. As the timeline advances, the story flows through the Venezuela that was to the one that is, and to the one that it might become in the not so distant future, always highlighting the rivalry that divides the most influential sectors of today's Venezuelan society.
My Poor Rich Country (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 18, 2011 03:46AM
Description: A short essay highlighting the contradictions of a rich third-world nation.
Chronicles of a Nomad: Memoirs of an Immigrant (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 16, 2010 08:47AM
Description: A first-person story told by Carlos Rodriguez, an intrepid young immigrant who embarked in a journey of self-discovery and reflection by confiding his secrets to the reader. Join him in his exciting adventure as he shares his most precious memories about love, family, culture, religion, politics, education, and of course, immigration.

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"MY POOR RICH COUNTRY is a country of contradictions; a small patch of land just north of the equator on the western hemisphere where the only seasons we experience are the rainy season and the rainier season. There is no winter, autumn or spring,..." Read more of this chapter »
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The Missile Crisis

As a result of the Guyana War, the relationship between the North American Confederacy and the South American Alliance of Socialist States deteriorated dramatically..." Read more of this chapter »
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"“Damned be the soldier who turns his arms against his own people.”
Simón Bolívar

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:: April 11 ::

On April 11, 2002, the Venezuelan Federation of Chambers of Commerce (Fedecámaras) and the Confederation of Workers of Venezuela (CTV)—the largest labo..." Read more of this chapter »
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Chronicles of a Nomad by A.A. Alvarez
"...is part of our history as aliens immigrant from another nation and sometimes even a totally different country ..as u know haven't finish the book but it already drew me into it for cause of it narrative way to get u 2 the right point of literat..." Read more of this review »
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Crónicas De Un Nómada by A.A. Alvarez
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Crónicas de un Nómada: Memorias de un Inmigrante, representa un auspicioso debut en el género de ficción para A. A. Alvarez, un joven autor venezolano. Esta interesante novela es narrada en primera persona y es una combinación de las experiencias del ...more
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Pamela Hey Alex...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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