VP Maduro: People were betrayed after January 23, 1958
Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro walked with National Assembly Speaker Diosdado Cabello from Propatria parish to 23 de Enero parish, west Caracas
One of the slogans of the rallies was "the people will never be betrayed again," thanks to the revolution of President Hugo Chávez.
"People had great hopes, but were betrayed by a deal in New York and the Punto Fijo pact -a pact between the bourgeoisie and the elite of political parties that betrayed the people. The US imperialism supported this betrayal," Maduro told state-run television station VTV as he walked to the 23 de Enero parish.
"We are walking towards socialism, towards true happiness, towards ultimate freedom. We are going to build a society of peace that has a name: socialism," Maduro added.
"We are strengthening national unity," said Speaker of the National Assembly Diosdado Cabello.
A group of some 60 Venezuelan economists from across the country and from different generations and backgrounds, has met regularly in the past couple of years and now has brought forth a document explaining the reasons of the current emergency and outlining specific proposals on how to address the serious economic crisis the country has plunged into over the last three years.