15 Apr 2007

Golpe! 2002

and if you wondering I am not uncritical of the Venezuelan green record, a couple of the big name coal operations have been closed in the north after huge protest but this needs to go further and I not keen on oil pipelines, any where.

But it is a thing of stupidity to say that Chavez is not aware of the green agenda, solidarity must go with the majority of Venezuelans not with George Bush or the old system of two party domination.

lets make Verde Venezuela stronger, a return to the past will mean that it will not even be up for debate....Golpe discussion today


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April 14, 2007
An Account of April 11-13, 2002, in Venezuela: The 47-Hour Coup That Changed Everything
[For the fifth anniversary of the defeat of the April 11-13 coup against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Venezuelanalysis.com editor Gregory Wilpert offers a comprehensive account of what happened and an examination of the most pressing questions around the events of those days. --Ed]


An Account of April 11-13, 2002, in Venezuela
The 47-Hour Coup That Changed Everything

By Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com

April 13, 2007



The April 2002 coup attempt against President Chavez represented the perhaps most important turning point of the Chavez Presidency. First, it showed just how far the opposition was willing to go to get rid of the country’s democratically elected president. Up until that point the opposition could claim that it was merely fighting Chavez with the political tools provided by liberal democracy. Afterwards, the mask was gone and Chavez and his supporters felt that their revolution was facing greater threats than they had previously imagined. A corollary of this first consequence was thus that the coup woke up Chavez’s supporters to the need to actively defend their government.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"and if you wondering I am not uncritical of the Venezuelan green record, a couple of the big name coal operations have been closed in the north after huge protest but this needs to go further and I not keen on oil pipelines, any where."

The question is: are you EXPLICITLY critical of the Gasoducto del Sur project? Will you be debating the wisdom of this project with your Venezuelan contacts?

This is not some minor issue for the opposition to bash Chavez with. The project is a disaster waiting to be visited upon the great lung of the earth. The Friends of the Earth website contains much further information on this for those interested.

"But it is a thing of stupidity to say that Chavez is not aware of the green agenda."

Maybe Chavez is aware of the green agenda, but he clearly thinks little of it as he pushes ahead with the Gasoducto del Sur. Let me remind you that this is a project that has come straight from Chavez's brain, there is no economic logic to it as Argentina can much more easily be supplied with gas from Bolivia's massive reserves through existing infrastructure and Venezuelan gas reserves have not even been properly determined.

Please Derek, if you are a true green then speak up and show your opposition to this project.

Is it not possible to admire Chavez's social policies but be critical of his green record? Or must one be either 100% for him or 100% against him?

paddy said...

While you're on about Venezuelan coal; my mind boggles at one being built every week for the next seven years. Make one want to give up and crawl under till it's all over. Yours Depressed Paddy.

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