At the 19th anniversary of the coup d'état perpetrated against the Government of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution Hugo Chávez Frías this Sunday, the President of the Republic Nicolás Maduro recalled the events, while emphasizing that “the empire and the stateless right did not have the popular force that awoke that day to defeat their sinister plans ”.
Through his Twitter account the Head of State wrote: 19 years have passed since the 2002 fascist coup against Commander Chávez. The empire and the stateless right did not count on the powerful popular force that awoke that day to defeat their sinister plans. We are for real! We are destined to Win!
The national leader also wrote that “April 11, 12 and 13, 2002, remained in the memory of the people who assumed the leading role in the construction of their destiny. Communicating and organized people, let us continue with that same fighting spirit, in perfect civic-military union, defending the truth of Venezuela ”.
For his part, the Minister of People's Power for Defense, G / J Vladimir Padrino López stressed that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Fanb) will not forget
"# 11Apr Venezuela and its FANB will never forget those disastrous episodes that muddied our constitutionality. That blood spilled, invoking "democracy" to overthrow democracy, became the most uncivil act of recent times. THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE! NEITHER TOMORROW NOR EVER! "
The Venezuelan ambassador to the Republic of Cuba, Adán Chávez, also spoke on his Twitter account about these events that occurred in 2002.
“19 years after the events of 11, 12 and 13 A-2002, the People of Bolívar and Chávez remain faithful to the legacy of the Bolivarian leader, and in perfect civic-military union, continue to shout in defense of their dignity and sovereignty : Todo 11 will always have its 13 !! ", published the diplomat.
The April 2002 coup was promoted by opposition elements grouped in the Federation of Chambers and Associations of Commerce and Production of Venezuela (Fedecámaras), supported by private and transnational media, among others, with the support of some right-wingers who folded unconstitutional action within the Armed Forces.
On April 11, after the handover of Commander Hugo Chávez, Pedro Carmona, then head of Fedecámaras, swore himself in as “interim president” and his first official act was the dissolution of the National Assembly and other public powers, in addition to the forced change in the Constitution of the official name of the Republic and at the same time there were persecution actions against officials of the high revolutionary government, AVN reported.
But, the Venezuelans demanded the return of the constitutional president, Hugo Chávez, who remained incommunicado and remained on the street, even until his return on April 13.