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v2036 by A.A. Alvarez
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Mar 01, 11

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it was amazing
bookshelves: venezuela, latin-america
Read in October, 2010

"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 sociopolitical 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 while highlighting the rivalry that divides the most influential sectors of today's Venezuelan society.

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