Tiempo y Espacio
versión impresa ISSN 1315-9496
CASTILLO, Luís Fernando. The october herald. Rómulo Betancourt: motives and objectives of the revolution of 1945. Tiempo y Espacio [online]. 2014, vol.24, n.61, pp. 151-169. ISSN 1315-9496.
The events provoked on October 18, 1945, represent the abrupt consequence of a historical and political period that had begun with the irruption of a group of Andeans that ended up overthrowing president Ignacio Andrade (1899), in order to establish a power structure that would find its consolidation point with general Juan Vicente Gómez and its end in the figure of Isaías Medina Angarita, who was overthrown on that October day. A series of vital documents attributed to that event help us understand the 1945-1948 period (el Trienio), among them the speech pronounced by Rómulo Betancourt on October 30, 1945. The purpose of this investigation is the understanding and analysis of the motives and objectives of the revolution of October set down in that speech made by Betancourt.
Palabras clave : Revolution; democracy; 20th century.