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Encyclopedia > Carlos Ortega Carvajal

Carlos Ortega Carvajal is a union and political leader in Venezuela. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela)1 is a country in northern South America. ...


In 2001, Ortega was elected leader of the Confederación de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CTV), the largest union federation in Venezuela. The results were disputed and the Venezuelan Supreme Court refused to ratify them. However, Ortega assumed the presidency, and from that platform, carried out a campaign of opposition against Hugo Chávez, the President of Venezuela. During the failed April, 2002 coup attempt, Ortega warmly greeted the man briefly appointed President, Pedro Carmona, of the Venezuelan business federation Fedecámaras. Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (born July 28, 1954) is the President of Venezuela. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Stub | 1941 births ...


Following the failure of the coup attempt, CTV and Fedecámaras carried out a joint strike/lockout work stoppage starting in December 2002 and carrying through February 2003. Though the work stoppage failed to gain much traction outside the Venezuelan elite, it effectively closed the country's oil industry, crippling the economy. In February 2003, a warrant for Ortega's arrest was issued on charges of treason and civil rebellion, in connection with the work stoppage. Ortega fled to Costa Rica, where he was granted political asylum. However, the asylum was revoked one year later, when he continued his anti-Chávez activism. A work stoppage is an event at which work at a place of employment has come to a halt, either through a strike action, where employees cease working (often backed up by a labor union), or through a lockout, where the employer bars the employees from entering the place of... In law, treason is the crime of disloyalty to ones nation. ... The Republic of Costa Rica is a republic in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south-southeast. ... Power lines leading to a trash dump hover just overhead in El Carpio, a Nicaraguan refugee camp in Costa Rica Under international law, a refugee is a person who is outside his/her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her...


In March, 2005, Ortega was arrested in Venezuela.


External links

  • Leading Figure of Venezuela’s 2002/2003 Oil Industry Shutdown Arrested (http://venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1530) - from Venezuelanalysis

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In 2001, Ortega was elected leader of the ConfederaciĆ³n de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CTV), the largest union federation in Venezuela.
In February 2003, a warrant for Ortega's arrest was issued on charges of treason and civil rebellion, in connection with the work stoppage.
Ortega fled to Costa Rica, where he was granted political asylum.
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