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  • The term cacerolazo was the world's top trending topic on Twitter on Thursday night.

    Chile hit by violent protests

  • One woman told me how members of the opposition had gathered outside her apartment banging pots in a common form of Venezuelan protest known as cacerolazo and shouting anti socialist slogans.

    Venezuela Analysis

  • My favorite is the government reserving the seats for its elite so that they do not get a "cacerolazo" when they go.

    Venezuela in music

  • After all, San Felipe was very, very late to join the "cacerolazo" craze of the 2002-2003 conflicts so I would not expect church attendance to be particularly different than usual.

    12/04/2005 - 12/11/2005

  • Visibly there was a desire of little exposure in Venezuela, an understandable strategy considering that a significant portion of the Venezuelan opinion saw the CC as discredited entity, worthy of a "cacerolazo" at best.

    02/27/2005 - 03/06/2005

  • Some protesters in Santiago and as far afield as Copiapo in the far north started banging pots and pans in a "cacerolazo", a popular form of protest in Latin America reminiscent of Chile's 1973-1990 dictatorship.

    Chile hit by violent protests

  • Long a form of protest, the cacerolazo had been revived by protesters in Argentina, who, armed only with kitchen utensils, forced out dithering President Fernando de la Rua last month.

    For Whom The Pots Clang

  • Copying protests in Argentina and Chile, they rejected their traditional domestic roles and instead carried out a cacerolazo, a march of banging on pots and pans.

    Gender and Power in Indigenous Communities in Mexico

  • Saturday there was a small rally to support political prisoners in general while the social column of Roland Carreño in El Nacional was telling us how the visit this week of Pavarotti in his farewell tour gathered at the Teresa Carreño chavistas and escualidos dressed to the hilt and with no cacerolazo.

    Carlos Ortega, the fallen angel

  • Venezuelan opposition activists organized protests after dark, honking horns and beating pots and pans in parts of the city in a traditional "cacerolazo" demonstration.

    Reuters: Press Release

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  • People Power has unseated governments in the Philippines also.

    August 14, 2008

  • A type of popular demonstration in which the wrath of the common people at perceived failed government policies (usually economic) is manifested by beating on pots and pans.

    Particularly common in the Plaza de Mayo, in front of Buenos Aires' Casa Rosada (government house), during the protests of December 2001 which ultimately precipitated the fall of the Menem government (including the former president's departure by helicopter), and the "semana de cinco presidentes", which involved five different presidents in as many days.

    The suffix "azo" generally indicates a blow of some kind and appears in other words such as "puñetazo" (a punch, or blow with the fist) and "golpeazo" (from "golpear", to strike).

    Golazo, in soccer parlance, on the other hand, just means a particularly neatly executed goal.

    August 14, 2008