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Carlos Ortega Carvajal is a union and political leader in Venezuela. He was sentenced to a 16 year prison term for his role in the 2002 strike, and escaped from prison on August 13, 2006. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


In 2001, Ortega was elected leader of the Confederación de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CTV), the largest union in Venezuela. The results were disputed and the Supreme Court refused to ratify them. In April 2002, under Carlos Ortega's leadership, the CTV declared a national strike, to protest what he felt were the "increasingly dictatorial" policies of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. This culminated in a protest march to the Presidential Palace, Miraflores. After violence resulted in the death of 19 people, President Chávez was briefly removed from power. 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CTV symbol The Confederación de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CTV, English: Confederation of Workers of Venezuela) is a federation of labor unions in Venezuela. ... The Supreme Tribunal of Justice (Spanish: Tribunal Supremo de Justicia) is the highest court of law in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and is the head of the judicial branch. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (IPA: ) (born July 28, 1954) is the current President of Venezuela. ... Miraflores is an affluent district of Lima, Peru. ... (Redirected from 2002 Attempted coup in Venezuela) Hugo Chávez, surrounded by resolute supporters, makes a dramatic return to power on April 12, 2002 after the collapse of the first Latin American coup of the twenty-first century. ...


Between December 2002 and February 2003, CTV and Fedecámaras carried out a joint strike/lockout work stoppage. Chávez then moved in late 2002 to implement greater control over the state oil company, PDVSA, and its revenues. As a result, for two months following December 2, 2002, Chávez faced a strike organized by the PDVSA management who sought to force Chávez out of office by completely removing his access to the all-important government oil revenue. The strike, led by a coalition of labor unions and oil workers, sought to halt the activities of the PDVSA. December 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → // Events December 31, 2002 United States troops get into a brief gun battle with paramilitary forces of the Warzirstan Scouts of Pakistan, in a remote tribal area along the undefined Afghan/Pakistani border, in Paktia Province... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for February, 2003. ...


After charges were brought against Ortega, he was granted asylum from the embassy of Costa Rica on March 14, 2003,[1] and left Venezuela on March 27, 2003.[2] On March 30, 2004 Ortega's asylum in Costa Rica was revoked after he failed to comply with the rules set by the government of Costa Rica when the asylum was granted,[3] after which Ortega left Costa Rica. On March 01, 2005, nearly one year after his exile to Costa Rica, Ortega was apprehended outside a Caracas nightclub.[4] For the Lebanese political coalition, see March 14 Alliance. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (87th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (90th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: La Sultana del Avila (English:The Avilas Sultan) La Sucursal del paraiso Motto: Ave María Santísima, sin pecado concebida, en el primer instante de su ser natural. ...


On 14 December 2005, Ortega was sentenced to 16 years for his role in the strike.[5] He escaped from the Ramo Verde penitentiary with 3 accomplices, Jesús Faría Rodríquez, Darío Faría Rodríguez and Rafael Faría Villasmil, on 13 August 2006.[6] His escape may have been facilitated by authorities.[7] Carlos Roa, Ortega's lawyer, expressed surprise when hearing of the news and had doubts of its truth.[8] The Attorney General's office announced that an inquiry would be made into "everyone showing solidarity and support" for Ortega's escape, and that those who "praised the incident" could be charged under Article 285 of the Penal Code, which "labels generic or indirect solicitation as a crime. Based on this assumption, publicity is also a requirement. This behavior can be established in three ways -solicitation to disobey laws, hatred among citizens and apology of a crime or defense of people who put public peace in jeopardy."[9] December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Notes

  1. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/2852085.stm
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/2893885.stm
  3. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3583699.stm
  4. ^ http://www.talcualdigital.com/Especiales/Ortega_Especial.asp
  5. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4526642.stm
  6. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4789431.stm
  7. ^ http://english.eluniversal.com/2006/08/14/en_pol_art_14A765341.shtml
  8. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4789431.stm
  9. ^ Inquiry into "everyone showing solidarity" to escape of union boss. El Universal (18 August 2006).
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Carlos Ortega - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (476 words)
Carlos Ortega Carvajal is a union and political leader in Venezuela.
In 2001, Ortega was elected leader of the Confederación de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CTV), the largest union in Venezuela.
In April 2002, under Carlos Ortega's leadership, the CTV declared a national strike, to protest what he felt were the "increasingly dictatorial" policies of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
Costa Rica Asks Venezuelan Fugitive Carlos Ortega to Leave (517 words)
Ortega, a political opponent to President Hugo Chavez who escaped authorities and was granted asylum by Costa Rica, participated at a political rally last Saturday in Miami, in which he gave a speech against the Venezuelan President, accusing him of being a dictator and of sinking the country into an economic crisis.
Ortega apparently is still in Miami at this point, where he could stay and ask for asylum in the US or in another country.
Ortega was also among the leaders of the April 2002 coup d'etat, but was not charged at the time.
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