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
"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."
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.