Again: Chavez role in Caracazo (was: Re: [Marxism] Iranian Privatization (was: Models)

Yoshie Furuhashi critical.montages at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 08:20:47 MDT 2006


On 8/22/06, Johannes Schneider <Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net> wrote:
>
> Yoshie wrote:
>
> > Chavez and his comrades in the military, for
> > instance, participated in operations to put down people during the
> > Caracazo of 1989.
>
> No he did NOT!
>
> This was discussed on this list before:
> http://archives.econ.utah.edu/archives/marxism/2006w14/msg00185.htm
<snip>
> According to Gott, Chavez DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE REPRESSION OF THE
> CARACAZO -- not a mere repression, but a bloody slaughter probably in
> the thousands.  But they did not have the power to prevent it as they
> wanted to.
>

If Chavez had, would that change your mind about him?

Also, what has Venezuela done with officers and soldiers who took part
in the Caracazo repression?  Purge them?
-- 
Yoshie
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