Diosdado Cabello: The people went first on the offensive before the coup

A special session was held in the National Assembly (AN) to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the coup d’état against Commander Hugo Chávez, which occurred on April 11 and 12, 2002.

The keynote speaker was Deputy Diosdado Cabello, head of the parliamentary faction for the Homeland Bloc: “Those who governed this country, behind the scenes, believed that they could subdue Commander Hugo Chávez, they were not clear about his commitment, which was to call for a National Constituent Assembly, which he fulfilled, and from there a constitution emerged, from there they got a hold to carry out the coup d’état.”

He explained that “the people, the deputies, the military and the opposition have their history, one ends up reviewing that fact, and reaches a conclusion: it seems that April 11 was necessary, because it made us wake up. We naively believed that this country could be governed by leaving things as they were, but the right wing lost the elections, they said that Hugo Chávez had to be removed, and went down the path of a coup. Were they alone?: No. The coup d’état was led by the North American embassy, by the Spanish ambassador, they were the first to give orders to Carmona, the usurper.”

“This story has not been finished writing, I was asking about the opposition sectors, because I thought that after 22 years some would have really reflected on what happened in 2002, it seems that they did not,” he said in reference to the bench of the opposition that was absent in today’s session in the National Assembly.

In that sense, he indicated that the events of April 11 are not only consequences of that date by themselves, but “a consequence of the arrival of Commander Hugo Chávez into power in 1998”.

People’s response:

Regarding the events of the coup d’état of April 2002, the deputy to the National Assembly (AN), Diosdado Cabello Rondón, stated that while they tried to save their lives and reorganized to respond, the people of Venezuela went into hiding. offensive to defeat the coup plotters.

We, each one taking care of ourselves and thinking to reorganize ourselves to go on the offensive at the first opportunity. And do you know who went on the offensive first?, the people. “It was our people who went on the offensive.” He recalled that upon seeing the media’s censorship of what happened on April 11, 12, and 13, 2002, the people organized in the streets to rescue Commander Hugo Chávez and democratic dignity.