Venezuela's Chavez celebrates coup, opposition angered

The discord over the elaborate military parade that lionized the 1992 putsch is a reminder the OPEC member nation remains sharply divided over his leadership in the run-up to the October 7 presidential election.
"We will not give rest to our bodies nor our souls until we have freed the country from backwardness ... and built socialism of the 21st century," Chavez said, echoing an oath he took in the 1980s with other leftist military conspirators.
Helicopters and Russian-made Sukhoi fighter jets flew overhead, and soldiers carrying weapons marched while shouting, "February 4,... read more

 
4 February 2012 in World News, Views: 10
Source: Reuters
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