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Laura Roldán: A Cloak of Impunity Still Hangs over the Caracazo

Coordinator of the Support Network for Justice and Peace Laura Roldán (SupuestoNegado)

Laura Roldán, coordinator of the Support Network for Justice and Peace, discusses the Caracazo 28 years on, as well as other cases of massacres that occurred last year in Barlovento and Cariaco.

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Venezuela’s Caracazo: State Repression and Neoliberal Misrule

The Venezuelan government deployed military personnel to the streets to repress the popular rebellion that began on February 27t

February 27th marked the 27th anniversary of the Caracazo. Here the author examines the deep roots of the uprising that saw "Venezuelan history split into two", overturning the oligarchic Fourth Republic and paving the way for the Bolivarian Revolution. 

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Venezuelan Government Announces Further Reparations for Victims of Caracazo


President Nicolas Maduro announced on Saturday that the Venezuelan state would pay reparations to 74 new families who were victims of the 1989 massacre perpetrated by state security forces, known as the "Caracazo".

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Venezuelans Commemorate 26th Anniversary of the Caracazo

The armed forces massacred thousands of people on February 27th 1989 (Archives United Socialist Party of Venezuela)

Dozens gathered in the South Cemetery of Caracas on Friday to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the "Caracazo", the 1989 popular rebellion which saw Venezuela's poor and excluded majority rise up against the IMF structural adjustment package imposed by President Carlos Andres Perez.

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From 1908 to the Beginning of the Chavez Era- Edgar Lander on Reality Asserts Itself

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In an interview illustrated with archival footage, Edgardo Lander, author and professor of social sciences at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, continues to put Venezuela’s current unrest in context by reviewing modern history- moving now from 1908 to the beginnings of what would become the Bolivarian Revolution. Parts 2, 3, 4 & 5 of 9.

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From Exile to Radicalization in Venezuela - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself

Paul Jay interviews Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself.

In an interview with the Real News Network, Edgardo Lander, author and professor of social sciences at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, puts Venezuela’s current unrest in context by reviewing modern history- starting with his upbringing as a child of political exiles in 1948. Parts 1 and 2 of 4.

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Venezuela Marks 25 Years Since “Caracazo” Uprising Against Neoliberalism (+Video/Images)

Chavista marching in Merida on the 25th anniversary of the Caracazo. (Tamara Pearson/Venezuelanalysis)

Yesterday Venezuelans marked 25 years since the mass rebellion known as the “Caracazo” against neoliberal policies, and the massacre of civilians at the hands of security forces that followed.

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24 years ago today, the most powerful photos of the Caracazo:

On 27 February 1989  protests begain in Caracas against the neoliberalism of then president Carlos Andres Perez. There were also some violent protests in other cities of the country. By the next day the government declared a curfew, then militarised the streets andpolice were responding with unprecedented violence. 

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The Children of 1989: Resurrecting the Venezuelan Dead

“We are sons of ´89 in revolution” (Lainie Cassel,

The dead of 1989 are not mere metaphor: concretely speaking, these corpses were between 300 and 3,000, most executed at close range in their homes as the Venezuelan armed forces fired an estimated four million bullets in an attempt to do the impossible, to put the genie back in the bottle, Pandora back in her box.

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Joel Linares on 1989 'Caracazo' Uprising Against Neoliberalism in Venezuela

Venezuelan grassroots community activist Joel Linares explains the origins and effects of the1989 'Caracazo' uprising against neoliberalism in Venezuela.

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