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Chavismo marches in Caracas against the “coup, the blockade and corruption”

Chavismo marches in Caracas against the “coup, the blockade and corruption”

Chavismo marches in Caracas against the “coup, the blockade and corruption”

Thousands of chavistas They marched this Thursday in the center of Caracas to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the return to the Presidency of Hugo Chavez (1999-2013), after the coup that kept him out of power for two days, and to raise their voices against “the coup, the blockade and corruption”.

Government sympathizers walked from two points in the Venezuelan capital to the palace of mirafloresheadquarters of the Executive, where they were received by the president Nicolas Maduroon a platform where a large banner recalled the date and showed the slogan “against the coup, the blockade and corruption”.

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Accompanied by the military, militiamen and part of his cabinet, the president celebrated “the 21 years of the great victory of the revolution” and stressed that on that occasion the Chavistas in “the streets, by millions, in union with the military forces of the country, came out to face the coup d’état”.

In this sense, he asked his followers to work on “civil-military union” for “defeat” the effects of international sanctions imposed on your Government in recent years and avoid acts of corruption within public institutions.

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro (C) delivers a speech during a rally after a march to commemorate the 21st anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s return to power, in Caracas on April 13, 2023. (Photo by Yuri CORTEZ / AFP ) (YURI CORTEZ /)

If we were capable of the miracle of April 13 against an oligarchic coup, I call on the people of Venezuela to a new April 13 against corruption, against the bureaucracy, against the mafias and against the small groups that betray Venezuela”, he stressed.

Earlier, Parliament, with an overwhelming pro-government majority, approved an agreement to commemorate the “historical facts” of April 2002, which marked a “important milestone in the contemporary political and social history of Venezuela”.

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On April 11, 2002, in the framework of a strike called by the business union and generalized citizen protests, Chávez was evicted from power for some 48 hours.

In that period of time, the entrepreneur Pedro Carmona Estanga assumed the Presidency until the military and thousands of supporters of Chávez, who took to the streets of Caracas and other cities asking for his reinstatement in power, got his return.

Source: Elcomercio

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