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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 01:57 AM

Venezuelans Commemorate 26th Anniversary of the Caracazo

Venezuelans Commemorate 26th Anniversary of the Caracazo
By Lucas Koerner

Caracas, February 27, 2015 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Dozens gathered in the South Cemetery of Caracas on Friday to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the "Caracazo", the 1989 popular rebellion which saw Venezuela's poor and excluded majority rise up against the IMF (International Monetary Fund) structural adjustment package imposed by President Carlos Andres Perez.

Popularly known by the abbreviation of the date, "27-F", the Caracazo is solemnly remembered as one of the most brutal instances of state repression in contemporary Venezuelan history.

Responding to two days of popular social unrest against his government, Perez suspended constitutional guarantees and sent the armed forces in to "restore order". The result was mass human rights violations, including killings, torture, arbitrary arrests, and disappearances.

Over the course of 72 hours, somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 people were killed or disappeared by the state, although the real figure is still unknown due to the existence of mass graves.

Organized by the National Human Rights Network, Friday's ceremony was attended by survivors, human rights activists, local political leaders, and students of the National University of the Armed Forces (UNEFA). It was also broadcast on national television.

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Reply Venezuelans Commemorate 26th Anniversary of the Caracazo (Original post)
Judi Lynn Mar 2015 OP
SamKnause Mar 2015 #1
forest444 Mar 2015 #9
Marksman_91 Mar 2015 #2
Marksman_91 Mar 2015 #3
Judi Lynn Mar 2015 #4
Oele Mar 2015 #6
Judi Lynn Mar 2015 #7
Oele Mar 2015 #8
Judi Lynn Mar 2015 #10
Oele Mar 2015 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 02:16 AM

1. Thanks Judi.

I will never get over the loss of President Hugo Chavez.


March 5th, 2013

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 06:50 PM

9. I admit that I'm pretty indifferent to Chávez or Venezuela.

Although I'm adamant that U.S. taxpayer dollars -probably in the billions by now in Venezuela alone- should never go toward destabilizing foreign countries (if for nothing else because the results usually backfire), and that the opposition - center, left, right, whatever - should learn patience and wait for the next election.

That said, I'll never forget this particular Chávez moment:

During 2006, as you know, Bush had unilaterally decided to "bomb, bomb Iran" (as McCain so eloquently put it). Naturally, just as he had used Colin Powell in his PR offensive for the Iraq invasion, Dirty Rice was recruited to beat the war drums against Iran. While doing so, she inevitably touched on Chávez, referring to him as "the Venezuelan dictator" and a "sidekick of Iran."

But Chávez was unfazed. He responded by royally patronizing the neocon nanny, saying:

Remember, little girl, I'm like the thorn tree that flowers on the plain. I waft my scent to passers-by and prick he who shakes me. Don't mess with me, Condoleezza. Don't mess with me, girl.


And of course he finished up by having a little fun with her, promising to learn English so he could "sing to Condoleeza":



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:30 AM

2. Should've seen the amount of people at Maduro's rally

 

Such a poor turnout. The guy doesn't draw people in at all

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 01:42 PM

3. For reference of how much "support" Maduro had

 

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Response to Marksman_91 (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 04:29 PM

4. Nice try. Doesn't look at all like this image from the Caracazo memorial, 2015:

Chavez massive march on the anniversary of the "Caracazo"

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, received on Saturday in downtown Caracas to a multitude of Chavez militants in anversario the "Caracazo" of 1989, and stated that "the mobilized people will never be defeated."


28/02/2015

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http://globovision.com/hoy-la-juventud-psuv-marcha-hasta-miraflores/



http://albaciudad.org/wp/index.php/2015/02/presidente-maduro-convoco-al-pueblo-a-gran-marcha-antiimperialista-este-sabado/













http://albaciudad.org/wp/index.php/2015/02/en-fotos-miles-de-personas-marcharon-ratificando-su-apoyo-a-la-revolucion-bolivariana/

Google translation:

March "against imperialism and in support of President Maduro" came to Miraflores
Posted on February 28, 2015 7:54 a.m. |



http://www.noticias24.com/venezuela/noticia/275652/convoca-a-una-marcha-antiimperialista-para-el-proximo-28f-hara-importantes-anuncios/

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Response to Oele (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 05:20 PM

7. You're right, I grabbed the wrong one with that photo.

Here's the google translation from your second link:

"Run this February 27 in Caracas remember the Popular Rebellion of 1989

Written by Drafting the February 26, 2013. Posted in National"

Interesting you were able to spot it so fast. I know I couldn't have done it. It took me longer to find them, in the first place. You must have some impressive equipment.

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On edit:

Here's the article which carried that image:

http://albaciudad.org/wp/index.php/2015/02/presidente-maduro-convoco-al-pueblo-a-gran-marcha-antiimperialista-este-sabado/

President Maduro called the people to Gran Marcha Antiimperialista Saturday
February 27, 2015

The President Nicolas Maduro called the Venezuelan people to the Long March Antiimperialista to be held this Saturday starting at 9:00 am and depart from Brion Chacaíto square and continue by Solano avenues , Libertador and Urdaneta. With this mobilization also will commemorate the "26 years of the popular rebellion of the Venezuelan people, against the International Monetary Fund and the vampires then," said the Venezuelan president, referring to the social upheaval of February 27, 1989.

Text: AVN

The social explosion, known as the Caracazo, was the awakening of the Venezuelan people against neoliberal measures imposed during the second term of Carlos Andrés Pérez (1989-1993) and issued by the International Monetary Fund. The answer to this popular reaction was the repression of the security forces, which led to a slaughter against the Venezuelan people.

Fallen in this popular rebellion will be remembered in this mobilization, which will also be ratified the anti-imperialist character of the Venezuelan people, decreed by Commander Hugo Chavez 11 years ago.

This will culminate with a large concentration in the Palacio de Miraflores, where people manifest their support for the president, Nicolas Maduro.

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Looks as if they were speaking in advance of the march to inform the public, and threw in a photo from a previous march. The text actually doesn't say it had already happened. That's my guess.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 06:08 PM

8. Yeah i guess you're right.

btw, i used google image search. If you click the little camera icon on https://images.google.com/ , it allows you to search for images that are similar to the one you specify.

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Response to Oele (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 07:49 PM

10. Had no idea you could do that, thought it would take far more to accomplish. Thank you. n/t

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