Rodríguez Torres: “On February 4 the time was ripe for a rebellion”

Venezuelan former minister of the Interior, Justice, and Peace, Miguel Rodríguez Torres, highlighted the achievements of the revolution


"On February 4, we fought against a system which dated back to the times of Colonialism," Rodríguez Torres noted (TV screen capture)
“On February 4, we fought against a system which dated back to the times of Colonialism,” Rodríguez Torres noted (TV screen capture)

TODAY VENEZUELA – Venezuelan Army Mayor General Miguel Rodríguez Torres, one of the leaders of the events of February 4, 1992, stated on Wednesday that such rebellion opened the door to remarkable changes in Venezuela. “There is still a lot to be done,” he said.

Rodríguez Torres, former Minister of the Interior, Justice, and Peace, stressed that back then (in 1992), the conditions were ripe for rebellion: “The loss of values in the Armed Forces at that moment, we attested to attempts at giving away the country’s wealth to the big powers, the amorality of our superiors, and extreme poverty; a (military) officer is a perfect thermometer to probe that reality.”

“On F4, we fought against a system which dated back to the times of Colonialism, and the revolution is only 15 years, out of which we have overcome conspiracies during six years. However, despite those difficulties, we have moved forward to provide widespread education, to fight poverty by means of nourishment, among others, and many challenges are still ahead,” he commented.

(Via ElUniversal.com)