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So What Happened Thursday in Venezuela?
Caracas is Calm: An Eyewitness Account
October 12, 2002
Narco News Publisher’s Commentary: The shrieking press coverage in recent days by the commercial media in the United States and Venezuela, and by other parties invested in that country’s conflicts (including some U.S. “human rights” groups who should know better), told of an opposition march scheduled for Thursday and painted grave scenarious of coup d’etat and chaos.
THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 10, 2002: At 10:20 p.m. in Caracas, the situation in the capital as well as nationwide is completely normal.
The opposition celebrates the success of its call for a march, and the sectors that support President Chávez celebrate that the opposition couldn’t succeed in causing a coup d’etat, something that appears curious in a democratic and legitimately elected government.
After the mobilization of the opposition march, many groups of people who favor the national government mobilized toward the streets near the Miraflores presidential palace to celebrate, with music and chanting slogans, that the opposition failed to comply with its coup agenda today and that they haven’t been able to convoke a National Strike, due to not having sufficient support. Of course, the pictures of these mobilizations are unlikely to be found in the Venezuelan commercial media and are only seen in the international media.
Trying to be objective about the situation today:– There was a large demonstration against the National Government and it was not met with repression, which shows the world that the government sticks to democratic values. – There was no National Strike begun today, although there had been intention to start one. – There was no violence, although it was part of the hidden agenda. – There was no coup d’etat, although that was part of the same agenda. – Disciplinary measures were taken against military officers who declared themselves against constitutional rule (in spite of the fact that some of them are today fugitives). – There are marked differences and conflicts between the leaders of the so-called Democratic Coordinator, the political organization that joins the opposition sectors and that called for a strike, and this was evident today in various declarations by the leaders to the media. – There was a lot of frustration between the non-militant mass of the opposition when it realized that they had been tricked by their leaders when they had been told that Chávez would resign today, and that didn’t happen. This caused a lot of disillusion in those sectors. – Once more, the biased form in which the Venezuelan commercial media manages information – contradicting the most elemental principles of journalistic ethics, and in a manner that continues to be part of a conspired plan – was made clear to the national and international public. – Equally, the institutional obedience and democratic vocation of the National Armed Forces was clearly demonstrated. – On Friday, October 11, 2002, the constitutional president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela continues to be Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, until a majority of the Venezuelan people decide otherwise.
Thus, according to all the facts previously expressed: Who came out of today victorious? Definitively, it was Venezuelan Democracy.
We remain alert. Coup plans continue to obsess the minds of some people who have turned their backs on the new era that Venezuela lives.
We will continue informing you.
A Letter to the Publisher About This Report:
Why is the journalist G.G. not identified? Doesn’t this go against principles of disclosure? For all I know, G.G. works in the ministry of information.
A Reply from the Publisher
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