Attorney General warns against scenario similar to 2002 coup
The Venezuelan Attorney General urged people not to disseminate false rumors
Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz complained that right-wing spokesmen are using private media and social networks such as Twitter to create anxiety in the country, adding that some people want to set up a scenario similar to that on April 11, 2002, when President Hugo Chávez was briefly removed from power.
"I have seen in recent days, through some media and Twitter, people posting threatening messages such as 'You must be prepared for what is going to happen to you in the future.' When somebody makes threats, it means that he or she is going to act outside the law. For instance, when somebody is preparing a coup of state," Ortega Díaz noted.
"I want to warn people that these statements are delicate and are made by people with anti-democratic attitudes," she added.
Ortega urged people not to repeat false rumors.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."