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The Magical State: Nature, Money, and Modernity in Venezuela
In 1935, after the death of dictator General Juan Vicente Gómez, Venezuela consolidated its position as the world's major oil exporter and began to establish what today is South America's longest-lasting democratic regime. Endowed with the power of state oil wealth, successive presidents appeared as transcendent figures who could magically transform Venezuela into a modern...more
Paperback, 466 pages
Published November 10th 1997 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published 1997)
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