The project of a spine Teodulo Lopez Melendez on 23 January 1958 fell the military dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez. On January 23, 2010 a crowd moved in the opposite direction to the site where the power lies. At the end, the crowd was found with speakers who did not do any reference to key issues affecting the Venezuelan democracy. The same afternoon, a Government striving and stultified, pulled television Grill cable to RCTV, already previously open signal pitch. This led to the reaction of student demonstrations in Caracas and in a few cities in the country, demonstrations that likened to a spot about a point made protest and, in any case, a State of popular insurrection against the present regime. There is the resignation of the Vice President and his wife the Minister of the environment.

The regime claimed personal reasons, but it is evident that it was a break. The term waiver has its implications. Renunciantes officials were replaced by hard stalwarts. The regime resorted to releasing their dogs of prey embodied in armed gangs that serve as support, triggering, especially in the city of Merida, fatal clashes between civilians, which at first glance could be seen as glimpses of civil war. The conclusion: people killed, many injured, damage to the wholesale, the absence of a State that resort with prudence to the use of the resources of containment, mix them or swap them with armed civilians. Then, we have seen how the protests shut down, except for some cities in the interior of the country, where the causes come rather from jests blackouts to which they are subjected. Certainly, claims by the closure of a medium of expression seem, on this occasion, of shorter duration. Likewise, we have seen how the students have not been accompanied by civil society that walked on January 23 in a new action absolutely inconsequential March, except for some areas in the interior of the country where there have been direct attacks against residential areas.