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describing privatization and austerity as "economic reform" is NOT NPOV[edit]

Privatization and austerity are simply one set of policy ideas. They do not automatically represent "reform" because it is not an unchallengeable assertion that state ownership, job security, and well-funded social services represent corruption. Therefore, using the term "economic reform" to describe them is not NPOV, and can in fact be taken as using a Wikipedia page to advocate for those policies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:32, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Death toll[edit]

I'm bothered by the arbitrary inclusion of 3,000 as an estimate of the number dead (and even more, by the spanish page's inclusion of un millon). Who made these estimates? I'd love to include non-governmental estimates, but so far I can only find passing reference to numbers. DanKeshet July 4, 2005 22:52 (UTC)

I am bothered as well. The site used as quotation is a propaganda site for Chavismo, THE propaganda site abroad. I wonder if that should remain there --Periergeia (talk) 11:39, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Agree that the death toll number is completely arbitrary. The reference cited is vague and unclear. The death toll according to the current Venezuelan Supreme Court is on 331. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:46, 20 March 2010 (UTC)


Caldera no es padrino de Hugo Sandy 21:49, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Need citation[edit]

Until there's a source, I am removing the following sentence, "The Venezuelan government, by then headed by Chávez, did not contest the findings of the case, and accepted full responsibility for the government's actions". It's a biased statement with no backup. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:10, 7 December 2006 (UTC).

Changed the infobox[edit]

Though many civilians were killed, a more suitable infobox for this article is the civil conflict infobox. The previously used civilian attack template is unsuitable for this article as it is generally used for terrorist attacks or other comparable acts.--ZiaLater (talk) 04:03, 4 November 2014 (UTC)