This Day in History: Chávez Leads Coup d’État against Venezuelan President Pérez (1992)

This Day in History:
Chávez Leads Coup d’État against Venezuelan President Pérez (1992)

In 1989, Venezuelan President Carlos Pérez returned to office amid demonstrations and riots sparked by deteriorating social conditions. Three years later, Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chávez led an unsuccessful coup against Pérez and was jailed as a result. Pérez escaped another coup attempt later that year, but in 1993 he was removed from office on corruption charges and later imprisoned on charges of embezzlement and misuse of public funds. When did Chávez become president? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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