Venezuelan People Celebrate Victory over 2002 Coup Attempt
Caracas, April 13 (RHC) -- Venezuelans across the country celebrate the tenth anniversary of the popular uprising that thwarted the attempted coup against the legitimate government of President Hugo Chávez.
According to national news sources, various activities are being held today, including forums, exhibitions, festivals, film screenings, concerts and popular demonstrations, to remember the unconstitutional events of April 2002, when right-wing sectors tried to stop the process of social transformation begun in 1999.
The day before, the Venezuelan head of State had said Abril sin Censura (or April Uncensored), written by Germán Sánchez Otero, Cuba’s ambassador to Venezuela during the failed coup ten years ago, was an excellent book.
During the launch of the book, in Caracas’ Principal Theater, Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Andrés Izarra said the volume is a tribute to the popular victory.
Abril sin Censura, prefaced by then Venezuela’s Defence Minister, journalist José Vicente Rangel, states the causes leading to the coup of April 11, 2002 in Venezuela and includes testimonies of those who played a leading role in those events, with the goal of giving the reader a concise and dynamic version of the coup and historic popular victory.