Operation Venezuela took place January 23, Sunday 10 AM, on the anniversary of the deposing of a dictator in Venezuela 1958. The main rally was in Caracas. There were support rallies against dictatorship in Venezuela on 4 continents. The events can be followed in the archived “live blog” below. There are both updates written in our “newsroom” and direct tweets from the ground in Venezuela.
Map of Caracas
To help with orientation this map was created in Google Maps. Miraflores is the presidential palace. The main gathering is at 10:00 at Chacaíto metro station and east of it. At 12:00 there will be speeches at Plaza Venezuela, just west of the metro station by that name. At 08:30 organizers in Caracas will meet the caravan that has traveled for a week from western Venezuela, at the La Bandera metro station, and from there move to Plaza Venezuela.
Blog page created 2011-01-21 12:15, last updated 2011-01-23 19:37 ET.
The flyers just arrived from “Sebastián Francisco de Miranda Rodríguez”, an alias using the name of the man who led the liberation fight of Venezuela against Spain. The main event is of course the one in Caracas, on the anniversary of the overthrowing of the last dictator. There will be no speeches or marches, just a mass gathering in Caracas, between Chacaito station and Parque del Este, along Avenida Fransisco de Miranda. This is about 6 km due east of the presidential palace, Miraflores. A list of confirmed venues follows the posters!
The following flyer outlines the nature of the dictatorship in Venezuela.
List of confirmed venues
Times in 24 hour format, local time zone.
LUGAR: Avenida Fransisco de Miranda, Chacaíto
Supporting rallies around the world, by continent and country:
PLACE: Copley Square, entre las calles Boylston y Dartmouth, Boston
PLACE: 600 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC (in front of Charlotte Observer)
PLACE: La Carreta Argentina 214-944-5300. 1115 N. Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX
PLACE: In front of La Informacion newspaper, at 6065 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77081
PLACE: Federal Building at 1100 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024