April 11 marks the anniversary of 2002 coup in Venezuela, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE
NINETEEN years ago in Venezuela a right-wing military coup briefly unseated its elected President Hugo Chavez before loyal armed forces units and a popular mobilisation of Caracas’s barrios turned the tables and restored Chavez to the presidency.
The coup was mounted by a combination of industrialists, businessmen,
media owners, the principal trade union movement’s leaders, Catholic
bishops and conservative military officers, working closely with the US
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