CARACAS, Monday February 04, 2013 | Update

Chávez's followers commemorate 21st anniversary of failed coup

Vice-President Nicolás Maduro promised a civilian-military surprise

Once again, Chávez's supporters rallied downtown Caracas (Photo: AVN)
Monday February 04, 2013  11:19 AM
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's supporters on Monday are commemorating the 21st anniversary of the military uprising of February 4, 1992 at Pagüita Square, near the Miraflores presidential palace, northwest Caracas.

The celebration will begin after a special ceremony at the Military History Museum, at 23 de Enero neighborhood.

Chávez's followers are to participate in rallies in different places in west and downtown Caracas.

The celebration includes a "civilian-military surprise," said Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro on Saturday.
Gagging Twitter users

Pablo Jiménez Guaricuco was summarily dismissed from his Clerk III job at the Autonomous Service of Public Registries and Notaries' Offices (Saren). He read a notice published in a newspaper on November 5 informing the public that he was no longer employed to the Saren. He was sacked despite the fact that he was taking a leave of absence from work due to a work-related accident, and that he enjoyed security of employment under the parental job-immunity privilege. Most probably, the decision was influenced by his role as a union organizer. But what did he do, besides leading protests, to deserve the sack? Well, he allegedly sent off a series of tweets that definitely hurt the sensitivity of the Saren Directorate.

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