Venezuela's Chavez Slams Oil Strike
Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2002
For a second day, traffic was thinner than usual Wednesday in Venezuela's capital as many people stayed home in support of striking oil workers and the country's chief labor leader openly appealed to the military to side with the strikers.
The strike appeared to lose some steam, however, with students heading back to school and more businesses opening. Police and National Guardsmen patrolled bus stops, the Caracas headquarters of the Venezuelan Workers Confederation and state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos de Venezuela sites of violence between strikers and government supporters Tuesday.
Carlos Ortega, president of the confederation, called on the military to compel President Hugo Chavez to cede to the workers' demands. MORE
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