To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Languages
Recent
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

El Porteñazo
Fortin 3 fotos.PNG

Bombardment of the Solano Castle during the Porteñazo.
Date2–6 June 1962
Location
Result Government victory
Government-Insurgents   
Venezuela Venezuelan government Venezuela Military rebels
Commanders and leaders
Venezuela Rómulo Betancourt Venezuela Manuel Ponte Rodríguez
Venezuela Pedro Medina Silva
Venezuela Víctor Hugo Morales
Military support
Armed Forces of Venezuela Rebel forces
Casualties and losses
+400 dead and 700 injured[1]

El Porteñazo (2 June 1962 – 6 June 1962) was a short-lived military rebellion against the government of Rómulo Betancourt in Venezuela, in which rebels attempted to take over the city of Puerto Cabello (60 miles (97 km) from the capital). The rebellion was on a substantially larger scale than that of El Carupanazo a month earlier.

On 2 June 1962, units led by navy Captains Manuel Ponte Rodríguez, Pedro Medina Silva and Víctor Hugo Morales went into rebellion.[1] The 55th National Guard Detachment declined to participate. The rebellion was crushed by the 3rd of June, leaving more than 400 dead and 700 injured, and by the 6th of June the rebels' stronghold of Solano Castle had fallen.[1]

A photograph of chaplain Luis María Padilla holding a wounded soldier during the rebellion won the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for Photography and 1962 World Press Photo of the Year for Héctor Rondón of <i>La República</i>.[2][3]

Testimonies

Héctor Rondón Lovera  with his photograph of the rebellion won the 1963 Pulitzer Prize.
Héctor Rondón Lovera with his photograph of the rebellion won the 1963 Pulitzer Prize.

Different stories retelling the event mourned Venezuela, taking the rebellion as an unjust and unnecessary act of war. Many reconciled what had happened according to their personal and political affiliations.

Alí Brett[4] wrote, according to his investigation:

After 6am on Sunday the masonry of Solano Castle began receiving the impact of bombs. When the bombing began, we were in the neighbourhood "Las Tejerías" a few metres from the old fortress, which, for the first time in several centuries was a victim of an attack of this nature.

The fort was an enigma of the uprising and much was speculated about its power. All of the stories told of the advantages and strategic position of the "Black Burro" (a popular name for the antique cannon). People knowledgeable of this weapon know that if it was fired, even only once, Puerto Cabello would disappear.

Barely keeping up during the insurgency, the marines raised the Naval Base to guard the fort, whose inhabitants, by this day, Monday the 4th of June, were already dead. The presence of the executive officials and some military leaders clarified the mystery that had almost become the truth during the course of events, due to ill-founded stories.

He concludes his investigation by saying:

That the fort could be used as a point of operations for the rebels signifies one of the many known military errors of the event; after the appearance of the airplane as an element of war, these strengths were of no strategic effect.


See also

References

  1. ^ a b c (in Spanish) venezuelatuya.com, El Carupanazo y El Porteñazo
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Ultimas Noticias, 5 June 2012, Del archivo de la Cadena Capriles: El Porteñazo, accessed 12 June 2012
  3. ^ The photo can be seen here: poyi.org, Aid From the Padre
  4. ^ Alí Brett Martínez, writer and social communicator who investigated the events in Puerto Cabello. He witnessed what happened.

Further reading

This page was last edited on 10 May 2019, at 12:20
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.