April 1114, we found no evidence that this support directly contributed, or was intended to contribute, to those events. Chvez sought to get out his version of the events, but struggled to do so. Venezuela became cubas largest trade partner while chvez, following castros example, consolidated the countrys and created community groups of loyal supporters allegedly trained as paramilitaries.
The opposition then called for a march to the pdvsa headquarters the following day. In another plan to end the strike, gastn parra, the president of pdvsa, suggested to give bonuses to pdvsa employees who chose not to participate in the strike. The media officials also stated that they were attempting to give chvez a second chance but remained skeptical, noting his 14 april speeches after returning to power where he admitted errors and asked for forgiveness, but later gave a fiery speech where he said to his supporters that those responsible for the coup attempt, including the media, must pay.
Us officials that a coup might be planned, and on 6 april it issued another brief saying efforts to mount a coup were possibly being stepped up. Since other routes were blocked by the national guard, many marchers began to head down baralt avenue in order to reach miraflores. The governments overspending on programs caused massive levels of debt with poverty, inflation and unemployment rising while income declined.
The constantly growing interruptions chvezs government made on television with their that they saw as an overt attempt to block the independent news coverage of the strike, media organizations agreed on 9 april to create a that did not involve the president, only allowing full coverage for the president out of courtesy for him. Participants in the february coup attempt were tried under the regular military justice system. A steady stream of ads asked venezuelans to participate in the insurrection.
On friday morning a heavily guarded caravan took chvez, who was wearing his trademark fatigues and red beret, from miraflores to the army base at fort tiuna. The san carlos military stockade, where hugo chvez was held after attempting a coup-détat in 1992. Following this, chvez had also lost the support of the legislative and judicials branches who supported miquilena.
Chvezs attempts to end the functional independence of pdvsa and to bring its oil revenues under state control were met with strong resistance from pdvsa officials and managers. The situation began on 9 april, when a general strike was called for by the national federation of trade unions, (ctv). Chilean governments discomfort with chvez returning to power, with president president lagos later clarified that his statements were to tell venezuela to avoid polarization and the chile opposes the interruption of institutional order. Later that day, hundreds of thousands to millions of venezuelans marched to the headquarters later that day in defense of its recently dismissed management board. Chvez responded by declaring these officers traitors, ordering their arrest, and forcing their resignations.
The mayor of caracas, , a former chvez ally, said that chvez was possessed by evil spirits, and called on the catholic church to perform an days after the firing of pdvsa heads, on 9 april, the general strike was moderately successful and oil production slowed. However, this claim has never been proven and is contested by the rest of the reporters present, such as javier ignacio mayorca, mayela len and adrin criscaut, who affirmed that the military officers were informed of the death of tortoza during the filming of the message. The statement was read at a press conference by vice adm. Carmona also named two naval officers, but no army officers, to the cabinet, bypassing vsquez and instead naming adm. The firefight then ended chvezs attack and left 3 of pérezs bodyguards dead while pérez hid under an overcoat eluding capture.
The washington post, april 18, 2002 thursday, chavez regained power while plotters bickered coup was not planned, ex-leader says, byline scott wilson, washington post foreign service, section a section pg. Another plan was to have the national guard raid the offices of pdvsa in chuao and occupy the company by force. Manuel andara clavier, one of many retired military officials who opposed chvez, reportedly told her, the table is set. Meanwhile, rincn, in full uniform, had announced on national television at about 2 a. Such actions by chvez caused further anti-chvez developments with a series of walkouts and work slowdowns followed.
After the coup, caldera, manipulated by castro and chvez, was then supposed to take power after pérez was removed from the presidency. Chvezs resigntion, calling him a the times editors also wrote admiringly of the installation of carmona as president, describing him as a never having publicly demonized mr. Carmonas tenure, isaac perez recao, a member of a family that owned a controlling stake in a firm called , a subsidiary of which carmona ran, had allegedly been a key financier of the coup and had been pulling strings behind the scenes. The situation began on 9 april, when a general strike was called for by the national federation of trade unions, (ctv). Some of the victims, both opposition and chavistas, were claimed to be shot in locations not reachable from the bridge, being around corners from the main street with military experience, who was shot himself, reported most victims being killed with precise head shots. Chvez said that he would consider it to avoid a potential bloodbath if there were disturbances involving the crowds outside miraflores. Violators can be fined up to 3,000 usd or 10 percent of the annual years income, or face suspension of service, while journalists can be arrested with vague charges, including conspiracy against the state for criticizing the government. Efrain vsquez, commander in chief of the army, who said, mr. Another station, , told its viewers to stay indoors, treating them to baseball and soap operas. Besides the opposition accusations that chvez was undermining democracy and free speech, the militarys complaints included s use of the armed forces for poverty reduction activities instead of national defense.Oil policy must be seen within the context of Chávez's larger political project, which is an ... to examine the role that oil may have played in the failed coup d' état of April 11. ... Thus the price of oil is not a significant source of tension between ...