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Venezuelan NGO feels frustrated at impunity on February 27

The Committee for the Relatives and Victims of the Events of February and March of 1989 (Cofavic) affirms that the events are unparalleled in the region

Twenty-four years after the "Caracazo" (File photo: Enio Perdomo)
JUAN FRANCISCO ALONSO |  EL UNIVERSAL
Wednesday February 27, 2013  12:23 PM
The calendar marks again February 27. Twenty-four years after the events known as the Caracazo, the victims of the police and military repression unleashed to put an end to the protests and looting that hit Caracas and other cities against the government economic policies claim to keep their frustration "unchanged."

"There is not a single conviction for these events; still, the remains of missing people have not been fully identified and handed over to their relatives."

In a press release, the Committee for the Relatives and Victims of the Events of February and March of 1989 (Cofavic) lamented that each anniversary is used by the authorities "to announce legal actions, open exhibitions and unveil monuments without consulting the victims," instead of "finding the individuals liable for the slaughter and setting the truth of what happened more than two decades ago."

The NGO contended that "no democracy in the Americas has spent 24 years to disclose the masterminds and perpetrators of a huge massacre such as the Caracazo. In addition, they have failed to identify the remains of missing people."
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