Hugo Chavez and the failed coup

In February 1992 a group of Venezuelan army officers tried to overthrow the government. After failing to capture President Carlos Andres Perez, and under threat from the airforce, they gave up. One of the coup leaders was Hugo Chavez.

Photo: Chavez after his release from jail,1994. Credit: Bertrand Parres/AFP/Getty Images

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