Venezuelan gov't congratulates Cuba for 54 years of revolution
Venezuelan authorities sent a communiqué to Cuba congratulating the people of the island for 54 years of revolution. January 1 marks the overthrow of General Fulgencio Batista by the Cuban leftist revolutionary movement
The statement stresses, "the Cuban revolution can count on the Bolivarian Revolution" to "reciprocate all the love and solidarity that has been lavished on our people, in their struggle to be increasingly free and sovereign."
On January 1, 1959, the Cuban leftist revolutionary movement ousted the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.
The El Perú police station, in El Callao municipality, south of Bolívar state, south Venezuela, came under sustained fire with more than 100 bullets smacking into its walls. According to police records, a gang of 15 gunmen identified as members of the so-called "mining unions" arrived on motorbikes in the evening of August 23 and began opening fire on the police station. They intended to get back a belt pack containing guns, bullets and memory storage devices.