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Response to napoleon_in_rags (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:22 AM

8. You may recall the opposition has been using "guarimba" (violent protest) for years.

Here's one quick reference:

Roberto "Robert" Alonso was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, on August 23rd 1950. He arrived in Venezuela in 1961 as a political refugee with his family, including his sister María Conchita Alonso, now a Hollywood movie star and his brother Ricardo, a prominent lawyer in Caracas.

Alonso has been an anti-Castro activist since 1972 and a journalist since 1980. He has written 5 books: "Los Generales de Castro", "Memorias de Cienfuegos", "Alertas", "Los Evangélicos" and "Regresando del Mar de la Felicidad". “Que la Bête Meure”, a novel written by Gerard de Villiers was inspired on the “Paramilitaries Affair”, related to Alonso and his farm, Daktari.

He is considered the father of “La Guarimba”, an uprising technique designed by him to overthrow Hugo Chavez. “La Guarimba” was enforced in Venezuela between the 27th of February and the 6th of March, 2004, some Venezuelans attended his call blocking the streets and paralyzing the country with burning garbage and tires. Alonso is against any negotiation with the Venezuelan authorities and promotes deposing the government by means of civil disobedience.

http://www.reference.com/browse/getting+some+shut+eye

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.....According to Chacón, the paramilitaries captured Sunday in the outskirts of Caracas were part of the “Plan Guarimba 2″ aimed at creating a new wave of disturbances in the Venezuelan capital and other cities over the next few weeks.

In late February and early March, anti-Chávez groups threw up barricades and held violent protests along the roads leading into middle-class neighbourhoods of Caracas and other cities.

During the disturbances and the crackdown by security forces, 10 people were killed and around 50 were injured.

The technique of setting up flaming roadblocks was dubbed ‘guarimba’ (refuge) by radical anti-Chávez activists – including Alonso – who, over the Internet, shared slogans and instructions for keeping alive that form of struggle.

The Democratic Bloc, a small right-wing opposition group, says people opposed to Chávez should set up ”a small guarimba” to provoke the government to call the armed forces to the streets. In that context, according to the group, officers would mount a more or less massive disobedience against the (pro-Chávez) army brass and the government.


http://www.ipsnews.net/2004/05/venezuela-colombian-army-implicated-in-paramilitarys-cross-border-activities/

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