VP Maduro: People were betrayed after January 23, 1958
Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro walked with National Assembly Speaker Diosdado Cabello from Propatria parish to 23 de Enero parish, west Caracas
One of the slogans of the rallies was "the people will never be betrayed again," thanks to the revolution of President Hugo Chávez.
"People had great hopes, but were betrayed by a deal in New York and the Punto Fijo pact -a pact between the bourgeoisie and the elite of political parties that betrayed the people. The US imperialism supported this betrayal," Maduro told state-run television station VTV as he walked to the 23 de Enero parish.
"We are walking towards socialism, towards true happiness, towards ultimate freedom. We are going to build a society of peace that has a name: socialism," Maduro added.
"We are strengthening national unity," said Speaker of the National Assembly Diosdado Cabello.
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.