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February 12, 1992 | STAN YARBRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
President Carlos Andres Perez's restructuring of the military after last week's coup attempt is unlikely to succeed in eradicating subversion within the armed forces, government and retired military officials said Tuesday. They explained that support among mid-level officers for the coup leaders was so widespread that Perez cannot possibly weed out all of the rebels' clandestine sympathizers.
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November 30, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The second military revolt in less than a year against Venezuela's democratic government failed because of a lack of popular support, a communications breakdown and several misplaced assumptions by the coup's leaders, diplomats and military officials said Sunday. Unlike the first failed coup last Feb.
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November 30, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The second military revolt in less than a year against Venezuela's democratic government failed because of a lack of popular support, a communications breakdown and several misplaced assumptions by the coup's leaders, diplomats and military officials said Sunday. Unlike the first failed coup last Feb.
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November 29, 1992 | From Associated Press
An army gunship shot down a helicopter that strafed the presidential palace Saturday as loyalist troops tried to crush the remaining insurgents who tried to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez. The government also issued emergency measures to speed trials of rebels arrested in the second military-backed coup against Perez this year.
NEWS
November 1, 1988
At least 14 of 16 people reported killed over the weekend by Venezuelan border troops were peaceful fishermen rather than Colombian guerrillas, according to Venezuelan Interior Minister Simon Alberto Consalvi. Consalvi told reporters there was a "lamentable confusion" on the part of the troops in mistakenly killing the fisherman. He said President Jaime Lusinchi has ordered an investigation.
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June 17, 1987 | Associated Press
The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that 33 drug traffickers and 15 national guardsmen were killed in a predawn attack on the sleeping troops' camp. A force of about 100 drug traffickers using grenades and mortars attacked the camp near the Colombian border with grenades, rockets and mortars at 4:25 a.m., Defense Minister Jose Rafael Cardozo Grimaldi reported after inspecting the battle zone. He said 10 guardsmen were wounded.
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February 6, 1992 | STAN YARBRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Although the military high command saved President Carlos Andres Perez's life by squelching an attempted coup by rebel troops, analysts believe those senior officers now may control the fate of Perez's political existence, endangered not just by the uprising but also by endemic corruption, worsening economic conditions and a loss of public support.
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February 4, 1992 | From Associated Press
Rebel soldiers tried to overthrow the troubled, elected government of President Carlos Andres Perez early today, cutting off roads to the capital and trying to seize the country's second-largest city. Heavy machine-gun fire and mortar fire was heard around Perez's residence and the Presidential Palace when the attempt began shortly after midnight, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. Soldiers were shooting at passing vehicles and pedestrians.
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November 29, 1992 | From Associated Press
An army gunship shot down a helicopter that strafed the presidential palace Saturday as loyalist troops tried to crush the remaining insurgents who tried to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez. The government also issued emergency measures to speed trials of rebels arrested in the second military-backed coup against Perez this year.
NEWS
January 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
A military transport plane crashed and exploded in the hills west of the capital shortly after takeoff Tuesday morning, killing all 24 people aboard, officials said. Investigators said reduced visibility due to fog and rain was probably the cause of the crash of the Spanish-built twin-engine Aviocar, which was carrying 13 Venezuelan navy personnel, eight civilians and three crew. Rescue officials said the aircraft crashed just outside La Sabaneta, 15 miles west of Caracas.
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February 12, 1992 | STAN YARBRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
President Carlos Andres Perez's restructuring of the military after last week's coup attempt is unlikely to succeed in eradicating subversion within the armed forces, government and retired military officials said Tuesday. They explained that support among mid-level officers for the coup leaders was so widespread that Perez cannot possibly weed out all of the rebels' clandestine sympathizers.
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February 6, 1992 | STAN YARBRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Although the military high command saved President Carlos Andres Perez's life by squelching an attempted coup by rebel troops, analysts believe those senior officers now may control the fate of Perez's political existence, endangered not just by the uprising but also by endemic corruption, worsening economic conditions and a loss of public support.
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February 5, 1992 | STAN YARBRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Troops loyal to the government arrested the leaders of a coup who intended to assassinate the president and impose a "bloody dictatorship" in one of Latin America's oldest democracies, President Carlos Andres Perez said Tuesday.
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February 4, 1992 | From Associated Press
Rebel soldiers tried to overthrow the troubled, elected government of President Carlos Andres Perez early today, cutting off roads to the capital and trying to seize the country's second-largest city. Heavy machine-gun fire and mortar fire was heard around Perez's residence and the Presidential Palace when the attempt began shortly after midnight, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. Soldiers were shooting at passing vehicles and pedestrians.
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January 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
A military transport plane crashed and exploded in the hills west of the capital shortly after takeoff Tuesday morning, killing all 24 people aboard, officials said. Investigators said reduced visibility due to fog and rain was probably the cause of the crash of the Spanish-built twin-engine Aviocar, which was carrying 13 Venezuelan navy personnel, eight civilians and three crew. Rescue officials said the aircraft crashed just outside La Sabaneta, 15 miles west of Caracas.
NEWS
January 16, 1989
A Venezuelan congressional report found that 14 fishermen killed in a military-led ambush in October were shot from behind, casting doubt on the military's claim they died during a gun battle with Colombian guerrillas. The report, portions of which were printed in Caracas newspapers, said the 14 were shot in the back and the back of the head, many at close range, "which makes it presumable the deaths . . . (were) not the product of a confrontation."
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