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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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December 3, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The future of Venezuela's democratic system remains in mortal danger, even though it survived two military coup attempts in less than a year, because the country's leaders may have learned the wrong lessons, diplomatic and key political sources say.
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NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
December 3, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The future of Venezuela's democratic system remains in mortal danger, even though it survived two military coup attempts in less than a year, because the country's leaders may have learned the wrong lessons, diplomatic and key political sources say.
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."
NEWS
February 9, 1992 | STAN YARBRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The young man's head nearly touched the scorching tin roof of the cramped shack, one of thousands dotting this capital's hillsides, as he tried to vent his frustration over a failed coup by the Venezuelan military. He was angry, not because a small group of army officers made an assault Tuesday on the government of one of South America's most stable democracies, but because they failed to achieve their initial goal, that of assassinating President Carlos Andres Perez.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 28, 1992 | From Associated Press
Rebels tried Friday to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez for the second time this year, claiming to act on behalf of the growing legions of poor in this oil-rich nation racked by corruption. At least 50 people were killed in Caracas and Maracay, site of the country's main air base, before the revolt was put down and some top military officers were arrested, a government source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
NEWS
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 28, 1992 | From Associated Press
Rebels tried Friday to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez for the second time this year, claiming to act on behalf of the growing legions of poor in this oil-rich nation racked by corruption. At least 50 people were killed in Caracas and Maracay, site of the country's main air base, before the revolt was put down and some top military officers were arrested, a government source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
February 9, 1992 | STAN YARBRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The young man's head nearly touched the scorching tin roof of the cramped shack, one of thousands dotting this capital's hillsides, as he tried to vent his frustration over a failed coup by the Venezuelan military. He was angry, not because a small group of army officers made an assault Tuesday on the government of one of South America's most stable democracies, but because they failed to achieve their initial goal, that of assassinating President Carlos Andres Perez.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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
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.
NEWS
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.
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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