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Operation Venezuela

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.

From the gathering in Caracas. The crowd continued around the corner of the boulevard in the top left corner. I estimate over 100,000 people. The state TV channel reported 646 persons.

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.

Updated map over Caracas with relevant information. Miraflores is the presidential palace. Chavistas are meeting at Plaza O'Leary and marching to Miraflores. The opposition is meeting at Centro Comercial Lido. The metropolitan police is positioned between the two. SEBIN is the political police, where many political prisoners are held. The airport is in the east. Click to see in full scale.

Blog page created 2011-01-21 12:15, last updated 2011-01-23 19:37 ET.

Flyers for Jan 23 rally

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!

English flyer
Click on image to open in full resolution (1530x1980)
Flyer en español
Haga clic para abrirlo en alta resolución (1530x1980)

The following flyer outlines the nature of the dictatorship in Venezuela.

Infografia
Haga clic para abrirlo en alta resolución

List of confirmed venues
Times in 24 hour format, local time zone.

VENEZUELA
CARACAS
LUGAR: Avenida Fransisco de Miranda, Chacaíto
HORA: 10:00

Supporting rallies around the world, by continent and country:

NORTH AMERICA

USA

BOSTON
PLACE: Copley Square, entre las calles Boylston y Dartmouth, Boston
TIME: 11:00

CHARLOTTE
PLACE: 600 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC (in front of Charlotte Observer)
TIME: 14:00

DALLAS
PLACE: La Carreta Argentina 214-944-5300. 1115 N. Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX
TIME: 14:00

HOUSTON
PLACE: In front of La Informacion newspaper, at 6065 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77081
TIME: 10:00

LOS ANGELES
PLACE: Federal Building at 1100 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
TIME: 13:00

MIAMI
PLACE: El Arepazo 2 3900 NW 79th Ave. Doral, FL
TIME: 12:30

NEW YORK
PLACE: 6th Avenue and 59th Street, NY, NY, monument of Simon Bolivar and José Martí (south of Central Park; authorized by NYPD)
TIME: 12:00

SAN FRANCISCO
PLACE: Union Square, downtown San Francisco, CA
TIME: 12:00

WASHINGTON DC
PLACE: Triangle Park (Simon Bolivar Statue Park), Intersection between Virginia Avenue N.W. and 18th st N.W.
TIME: 14:00

CANADA

EDMONTON
PLACE: Corner of White Ave (82nd) and Gateway Blvd (103rd)
TIME: 13:00

TORONTO
PLACE: Speakers Corner (between Nathan Phillips Square and Osgood Hall, Downtown)
TIME: 13:00

LATIN AMERICA

ARGENTINA

BUENOS AIRES
LUGAR: Monumento de los Españoles
HORA: 13:30

BRAZIL

SAN PAULO
LUGAR: Monumento As Bandeiras, Sao Paulo (al frente del Parque Ibirapuera) Praça Armando Salles de Oliveira S/N, São Paulo
HORA: 12:00

CHILE

SANTIAGO
LUGAR: Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3177, Vitacura, Santiago
HORA: TBA

COLOMBIA

BOGOTA
LUGAR: Parque nacional, calle 39 con carrera 7ma, costado occidental, Bogotá
HORA: 11:30

ECUADOR

GUAYAQUIL
LUGAR: Av 9 de octubre y Pedro Carbo, Plaza de San Francisco, Guayaquil
HORA: 16:30

HONDURAS

TEGUCIGALPA
LUGAR: Paseo Los Próceres, Tegucigalpa
HORA: 15:00

MEXICO

MEXICO DF
LUGAR: Obelisco a Bolivar en frente al Hard Rock Cafe
HORA: 12:00

NICARAGUA

MANAGUA
LUGAR: Permiso negado “por seguridad”*
HORA: –

PANAMA

PANAMA
LUGAR: Cinta Costera en las escalinatas frente a la estatua de Balboa, Panama
HORA: 10:00

PUERTO RICO

SAN JUAN
LUGAR: Parque Munhoz rivera, frente a la estatua de “El Libertador”
HORA: 10:30

PERU

LIMA
LUGAR: Plaza San Martin
HORA: 16:00

EUROPE

AUSTRIA

VIENNA
PLACE: Die Pestsäule Am Graben, 1010 Wien
TIME: 14:30

FRANCE

PARIS
PLACE: Trocadéro
TIME: TBA

GERMANY

FRANKFURT
PLACE: In front of “Alte Oper” (Teatro de la Opera), Am Opern Platz, 60313 Frankfurt am Main
TIME: 12:00

ITALY

BOLOGNA
PLACE: Piazza Maggiore
TIME: 15:00

MILANO
PLACE: Piazza del Duomo de Milan
TIME: 14:00

TURIN
PLACE: Delante del Tempio valdese (Torino (TO), Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 23
TIME: 11:45

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM
PLACE: Plaza del Dam, Amsterdam
TIME: 13:00

SPAIN

BARCELONA
LUGAR: Plaza de la Catedral, 08002 Barcelona
HORA: 12:00

MADRID
LUGAR: Paseo Venezuela del Parque El Retiro de Madrid
HORA: 12:00

AUSTRALIA

PERTH
PLACE: Corner of Williams St and Hays St, Perth
TIME: 12:00

First published 2011-01-16 18:03, last updated 2011-01-21 20:30 ET.

*One can only speculate that Daniel Ortega fears that his regime would be in risk of being overthrown if he would allow this demonstration. What else could the alleged “security risk” be?