April 15, 2013

Venezuela: When the Counter-Revolution was Televised

The reported refusal (al Jazeera) of Venezuela's opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, to accept the presidential electoral victory of Nicolás Maduro reminds me of the documentary The Revolution will not be Televised, by Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain. The whole thing is about an hour and a quarter long, but I found this section on Youtube which shows the counter-revolution in frighteningly close-up detail.


The coup was memorably described at the time by The Guardian's Duncan Campbell as Bush's Bay of Piglets and it was, of course, a miserable failure.

Viva democracia!


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