dito de outro jeito :os fragmentos de texto são do phd gregory wilpert, autor de um artigo muito esclarecedor sobre o golpe e o contra-golpe da venezuela.
The coup leaders against President Chavez made two fundamental miscalculations. This first led to several generals' protest against the new regime, perhaps under pressure from the excluded sectors of the opposition, or perhaps out of a genuine sense of remorse, and resulted in their call for changes to the sweeping “democratic transition” decree, lest they withdraw their support from the new government. Transition President Pedro Carmona, the chair of Venezuela’s largest chamber of commerce, immediately agreed to reinstate the Assembly and to the rest of the generals’ demands. The second miscalculation was the belief that Chavez was hopelessly unpopular in the population and among the military and that no one except Cuba and Colombia’s guerilla, the FARC, would regret Chavez’ departure.
:::como sempre, a mídia teve um papel fundamental nos fatos.
::::especialmente nos que antecederam o desenrolar deles.
:::::vale lembrar que, como em toda a américa latina, a mídia venezuelana é comandada pela oligarquia
::::::há um jornal independente em todo o país e uma rede de tv estatal - que, como era de se esperar, foi tirada doi ar durante as manifestações contra hugo chavez
:::::::enquanto isso, as demais redes transmitiam a sua visão dos acontecimentos, de acordo com o que diziam os militares
The media and the opposition movement tried to create the impression that Chavez was completely isolated and that no one supported him any longer. They did this by organising massive demonstrations, with the extensive help of the television stations, which regularly broadcast reports of the anti-Chavez protests, but consistently ignored the pro-Chavez protests, which, by all fair accounts, tended to be just as large. The television channels claimed that they did not cover pro-Chavez demonstrations because protestors threatened their lives. While this seems unlikely since the demonstrators usually unequivocally want their demonstrations covered by the media, they could have gotten protection, if they had cared to.
:gregory wilpert é Ph.D. com cadeiras na universidad central de venezuela e na new school university de New York