Every 11th has its 13th…

Poster of Pedro Carmona, Venezuela's shortest-lived dictator

This poster reads:

After the coup, a shadow lay across the land…

…and with it came death and human rights violations. The dark forces of conspiracy assaulted power, refusing to recognize the legitimate gains of the people. After its passing there remained the pain of an outraged Venezuela, and a trampled constitution.

5 years since the oligarchic, imperialistic media coup.

From the counterrevolutionary coup to the civilian/military revolution of April 13.

Every 11th has its 13th. The people are still in the streets, now moving toward socialism!


And, on a related note, things also seem to be moving toward justice for the perpetrators. According to a flurry of notes on Aporrea, there is a push on to bring Dictator Carmona to court–and prison:

The president of the National Assembly, Cilia Flores, affirmed that Pedro Carmona Estanga and all those responsible for the coup of April 11, 2002, must pay for their actions in prison.

Flores was consulted about the decision by the penal chamber of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) regarding the extradition of Carmona, a fugitive from Venezuelan justice currently seeking asylum in Colombia.

“Today it is five years since that fascist coup, and we denounce and are working to see that all those who participated in those events are brought to justice and pay for their actions in prison,” Flores said.

Referring specifically to the sentence, Flores said: “Now it is time to agree upon his extradition, because this man perpetrated a coup d’etat in front of the eyes of the world, dissolved the powers of the Constitution of the Republic, and also the National Assembly. Also, during his reign, he kidnapped and held prisoner the president of the Republic, Hugo Chávez Frías.”

Carmona is not the only one facing the wrath of an outraged Venezuela. One of his co-conspirators, Henrique Capriles Radonski, is also in deep mierda:

On next Monday, April 16, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals of Metropolitan Caracas will decide if the mayor of Baruta Municipality, Henrique Capriles Radonski, will remain free or whether he will face trial again for acts perpetrated against the Cuban Embassy in Venezuela on April 12, 2002.

Capriles Radonski is accused of having commanded the groups who perpetrated violent acts against the Cuban Embassy one day after Pedro Carmona Estanga committed a coup d’etat against the legitimately constituted president, Hugo Chávez Frías.

The actions of these groups were violent. Several vehicles were damaged, and the water and electricity to the foreign legation were cut.

Translations mine.

Incidentally, you can see the guilt of both men and their thugs caught on video in the post right below this one.

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