Granma | 31 August, 2016
CARACAS.— President Nicolás Maduro called on the Venezuelan people to unite in order to defeat the latest coup attempt promoted by the Venezuelan right wing, and continue peacefully building the Bolivarian Revolution, which currently faces the challenge of transforming the national economy.
Speaking during a gathering in defense of peace and support for the Bolivarian Revolution, in the capital’s Plaza Caracas, Maduro stressed that the destabilizing plans of the right, supported by the U.S., are intended to hinder the productive development of the economy through the Bolivarian Economic Agenda.
He urged Venezuelans to maintain their revolutionary and organizational awareness to continue the struggle to defend national sovereignty.
He recalled that it was popular consciousness that secured the victory of April 13, 2002, restoring democracy two days after the coup against Hugo Chávez, organized by right wing sectors and backed by the U.S. He noted that this moment marked the beginning of the social revolution and resulted in the socio-economic missions to benefit the Venezuelan people.
The head of state warned of the destabilizing plans of the right wing party, Voluntad Popular (Popular Will), which has called for opposition demonstrations across Caracas this September 1. (With information from AVN)