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He stressed that the U.S. and the far-right opposition are not tired of promoting destabilizing actions because they want to prevent the triumph of a revolutionary government in Latin America.
During the inauguration of the "Military Doctrine Center" of the Bolivian National Armed Forces (FANB) on Monday, President Nicolas Maduro recalled the attempted coup against Hugo Chavez which took place on April 11, 2002, a date that marked the beginning of a campaign of hatred towards Venezuela that Washington has continued to this day.
“On that day, the Venezuelan right promoted violent agitations in eastern Caracas to overthrow President Chavez. Declassified documents from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Pentagon owed that these actions were planned and backed by the White House,” Maduro pointed out.
Since the opposition co-opted politician Alfredo Peña controlled at that time the Caracas mayor's office, Police officers safeguarded the coup plotters and blocked the entry points to the capital so that military forces loyal to Chavez could not enter Caracas.
“The soldiers involved in the coup were working for the American Military Mission in Venezuela. The U.S. support to the coup attempt did not yet prevent citizens from mobilizing to defend the revolution and neutralize the destabilizing attempt,” the Bolivarian president stated.
Maduro recalled that the Venezuelan right called for similar demonstrations against him in Feb. 2014. Their purpose was to overthrow him from power through a "soft coup," which was planned by Washington as revealed by The New York Times.
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"After the failure of this new coup attempt, I was victim of an assassination attempt in August 2018, when drones armed with explosives exploded as I delivered a speech during a military parade in the Venezuelan capital," he recalled.
The U.S. actions against the leaders of the Bolivarian revolution, however, are only the most visible part of a strategy of geopolitical control that includes an economic blockade.
“The U.S. and the far-right opposition are not tired of promoting destabilizing actions because they want to prevent the triumph of a revolutionary government in Latin America,” Maduro stressed.
"Our people, especially the young citizens and the military, must carry out a permanent exercise of historical memory to glimpse the danger of these actions and face them with courage," Maduro highlighted.
20 years ago Hugo Chavez was sworn in as President. Venezuela was transformed during his period in government, with a recuperation of sovereignty and massive reduction in poverty. pic.twitter.com/W8ZmfM7rij