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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:43 PM

11. Roberto Alonso himself claims the word "guarimba." "Favorite Chavista du jour?"

War on Hugo Chávez

An outlaw and former spook takes on the Venezuelan dictator
By Janine Zeitlin Thursday, Oct 11 2007

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Robert dubs the plan that caused him to flee his homeland La Guarimba, and says it's nonviolent. But the last time he made his pitch for revolt — in 2004 — at least 13 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded in clashes. "If you don't follow the instructions, it's not my fault.... When you commit yourself to something, you have to quemar los barcos, burn the ships. There's no way out," says the 57-year-old with a shock of white hair and an ample belly. "We're at war."


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The struggle over Chavez's legacy
Jeremy Fox 30 May 2014

Another protest leader, Roberto Alonso, explains that, ”…the sole aim of the guarimba (street protests, barricades etc.), apart from paralysing the country, is to create chaos…so as to oblige the Castro-communist regime of Venezuela to implement the Plan Ávila,” a contingency plan to use the army to maintain public order employed in 1989 by President Carlos Andrés Pérez with disastrous consequences. This would inevitably lead to the end of the Maduro government.


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