Yesterday, supporters of the government of Hugo Chavezdressed in red and took the streets waving Venezuelan flags and posters to support their President. The chavistas marched on different avenues of the capital and marched to commemorate the establishment of democracy after the fall of the military dictatorship in 1958.
Both the ruling parties and opposition recalled the historic date in separate acts, in the midst of intense uncertainty due to the health complications that assail the 58-years-old-president.
With a track suit, Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s vice president, marched through some streets of western Caracas accompanied by the President of the National Assembly Diosdado Cabello and other regime officials. “This is the people of Chavez, who has formed the commander. This demonstrates not only the physical muscle, but the ideological aspect as well,” said Maduro to highlight the supporters participation.
Amid the Chavista march, the Interior Minister, General Nestor Reverol told the state media that the security members have reported that the “extreme right of the Venezuelan right-wing members abroad are planning an attack on Maduro and Cabello,” but did not elaborate. Given these assertions the opposition leader and governor of Miranda, Henrique Capriles, dismissed the announcement of Reverol. “Attacks occur to more than 50 Venezuelans every day,” he said during an opposition rally in a sports stadium in the east of the city.
Subsequently the Vice President travelled to Cuba, where he is now visiting the Venezuelan president.