|With Guaido, from left to right, Mejia, Pizarro and Gonzalez|
In 2007 there was a wave of protests against Chavez due to the closing of RCTV broadcast. It was strong enough that it got Chavez his first major political defeat with the referendum loss of 2007.
The title of a post on May 31 2007 was "The week the Bolivarian Revolution died". It died when Chavez lost the students of Venezuela, and thus the future. Of course, I was writing about the symbolism of that week, full aware in that text that revolutions may see their ideals die but that does not necessarily stop them from dragging on for years. I just did not expect that it would last another 11 years.
What is so intensely satisfying in that picture is that the 4 men started their career in the protest years of 2007 or whereabouts.
Today you can see them holding the main chairs of the National Assembly. They are the power rising, edging the old opposition class, and perhaps bringing down Maduro.
The history books will one day write on the "2007 generation", of these 4 but of several others jailed, exiled and more. They are our future and it is thrilling.