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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 05:52 PM

14. That president, Carlos Andres Perez was later impeached, was held under house arrest,

and moved to Florida to live with his mistress.

There are heavy estimates the death toll from his attack on the poor of Venezuela killed 3,000 people. This article from BBC News explains why the number has been vague:

27 February 2011 Last updated at 19:03 ET
Victims of Venezuela's Caracazo clashes reburiedBy Sarah Grainger

BBC News, Caracas

Exactly 22 years after violent clashes between police and protesters killed hundreds of people in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, some of the victims have been reburied in a special monument in the city's biggest cemetery.

The bloody clashes in February 1989 became known as the Caracazo - literally the big one in Caracas - as security forces loyal to the then president Carlos Andres Perez cracked down on protesters demonstrating over price rises.

Official figures put the number killed at around 300, but some reports suggested as many as 3,000 people lost their lives.

Many were buried anonymously in mass graves, making it impossible to be certain of the number.

The 71 laid to rest on Sunday had originally been buried in a communal grave in a section of the capital's general cemetery known as "the Plague".

Their remains were exhumed in 2009 and taken to a military base where they were checked to verify that they dated from the Caracazo.

More:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-12593085

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I've read accounts that Perez sent bull-dozers to the location where they pushed the dead poor people's bodies into a mass grave site they dug for them.

Photos of that massacre by Carlos Andres Perez, who is still revered, loved by the Venezuelan racist right-wing:

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Former Venezuelan President
Carlos Andres Perez during a
party in his honor celebrated
in Miami
Credit: Conexiones

He was discovered to have used his then secretary, Cecilia Matos to help him set up several joint bank accounts in the United States, totally $17,000,000.00, FAR more money than he ever earned as Venezuela's President.





As soon as the right-wing gets its mutant into the Presidential Palace again, you can be sure these historical images in the murals are going to be destroyed immediately. They don't want the poor of Venzuela publicizing their exploitation and abuse at the hands of the oligarchs, who fear and abhor them. [/center]

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