CARACAS, Wednesday April 05, 2006 | Update
For the last 7 years, President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela
has failed to deliver on his 1998 campaign promises to reduce
poverty and corruption. In fact, both have increased while
he has spent $500 billion building a dictatorship in Latin
America’s first democracy, tricking many into believing he
is a democrat working for the poor.
On December 3rd, 2006 Venezuela has a presidential election that has significance for everyone who cares about poverty, democracy and human rights. I have written a book that outlines a campaign strategy that could defeat Chavez, and a government program that will defeat poverty in Venezuela by 2011.
Those of you who have been following my newspaper columns in El Universal, VenEconomy Monthly, or The Caracas Daily Journal will be familiar with the strategy. Poverty was effectively defeated in Alaska by the land claims settlement with the indigenous people and the Alaska Permanent Fund that shared oil wealth with the whole population. Venezuela is also an oil state and could do the same, but instead has become a militarized nightmare as in Kafka’s “The Trial.”
This book is important for Latin Americans to consider now. Therefore, I am self-publishing and selling the book via the Internet. To support that publishing effort, I am asking my friends, colleagues, interested readers and concerned citizens to invest $25 in the purchase of the book. May I count on you to do so right now?
I have created email@example.com to take book orders. Each book will be inscribed personally and mailed to you directly. I truly appreciate your support, and so will millions of Venezuelans who are searching for a solution to poverty and corruption in this once-lovely and now very frightening country.
“Clinton knew it when he first ran for president.
I knew it from dozens of campaigns where Michael and I worked together. And Latin American candidates will know it when they read this book: his campaign strategies are excellent for the crisis in Venezuela and Latin America.”
Author of “The Election Game And How to Win It”
Co-founder of the International Association of Political Consultants
GETTING OVER CHAVEZ AND POVERTY
How Chavez can lose and the poor can win in Venezuela
By Michael Rowan
Copyright 2006, all rights reserved
TO ORDER “GETTING OVER CHAVEZ AND POVERTY,”
PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org
STATING THE NUMBER OF BOOKS DESIRED. BILLING WILL FOLLOW.
The book price is $25 per book [and $20 per additional copy] plus shipping costs.
This is a private offer. The contents page describing chapters will be sent upon email request. This 256 page book is not available in bookstores. By May, it may be offered on Amazon.com at a price of about $22 plus shipping for members. The book will be translated into Spanish if demand warrants.