Hugo Chávez 101: a quiz about Venezuela's ex-president

2. What event in 1992 brought Chávez into the Venezuelan political spotlight?

Chávez attempted to lead a coup against the government in 1992. It failed from lack of support, however, and he surrendered in exchange for television time to address the nation.

Chávez attempted to lead a coup against the government in 1992. It failed from lack of support, however, and he surrendered in exchange for television time to address the nation.

Chávez attempted to lead a coup against the government in 1992. It failed from lack of support, however, and he surrendered in exchange for television time to address the nation.

Chávez attempted to lead a coup against the government in 1992. It failed from lack of support, however, and he surrendered in exchange for television time to address the nation.

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Announcement of his presidential campaign

 

A failed coup attempt by Chávez

 

Chávez's honorable discharge

 

His successful military operation against rebels

 
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