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Fifth anniversary of the death of Hugo Chávez

Long live the legacy of the founder of the Bolivarian Revolution | MARGARET VILLAMIZAR

Commander Hugo Chávez Frías (July 28, 1954-March 5, 2013)

March 5 marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of Comandante Hugo Chávez Frías, historic leader of the Bolivarian Revolution and President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from 1999 until his untimely death on March 5, 2013. Continue reading

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Cuba mourns anniversary of terrorist bombing of Cubana Flight 455

Aviacionavion“The reality that the U.S. government failed to charge Posada with terrorism — in connection with either the Cubana bombing, or the 1997 Havana hotel bombings — is a travesty of justice,” said Canadian author Stephen Kimber.

Cuba protests the release of Posada Carriles in the United States, 2007 (Photo: EFE)

Cuba protests the release of Posada Carriles in the United States, 2007 | Photo: EFE

TeleSUR (Oct. 6) – Twenty-five years before September 11 there was October 6.

In 1976, on October 6, anti-Castro terrorists planted and ignited two bombs on a Cuban passenger plane killing all 73 passengers and five crew members on board after it crashed off of the coast of Barbados. It was Cubana de Aviacion, flight 455.

Stephen Kimber, author of “What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five,” told teleSUR English it was “the most deadly act of air terrorism in the Americas prior to 9/11.”

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US-Colombian document reveals destabilization plan of Venezuela

By EVA GOLINGER*

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Postcards from the Revolution, RT (Nov. 6) – DURING the past few months, the Venezuelan government led by President Nicolás Maduro has denounced multiple incidents of sabotage against the country’s electrical infrastructure along with an ongoing campaign to undermine the nation’s economy. A majority of international media, together with private media in Venezuela, have ridiculed the Venezuelan President’s accusations, and have instead attempted to pin responsibility on the government for the instability and harm caused to the country by these actions. Nevertheless, an internal document authored by three organizations from Colombia and the United States, evidences a sinister plan against the Venezuelan state to provoke violence – even death – with the intention of justifying an international intervention in anticipation of municipal elections scheduled for next December 8. Continue reading

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Commemorations in Canada as part of the world tribute to Hugo Chávez

Millions of Venezuelans take to the streets to pay tribute to President Hugo Chávez, as his body is taken from the military hospital where he died to the National Military Academy to lie in state, March 6, 2013

Millions of Venezuelans take to the streets to pay tribute to President Hugo Chávez, as his body is taken from the military hospital where he died to the National Military Academy to lie in state, March 6, 2013

CANADIAN progressive media has reflected extensively on the occasion of the death of the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez as part of the world expressions of grief and homage. Meanwhile, memorial tributes and tributes in his honour being held from coast to coast across the northern nation. Continue reading

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Graphic details. Outpouring of social love at state funeral for Hugo Chávez

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March 12, 2013 · 8:42 pm

Hugo Chávez, oil and Maine

The death of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela not expected to immediately affect energy assistance program in Maine, which has benefited over 60,000 households as well as the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Mi’kmaq and Maliseet First Nations, tribal official says. A civilized and cultured response that stands in stark contrast to the response of Ottawa and Washington filled with hate and revenge against the Bolivarian leader as the “instigator” of all the obstacles that lie in the path of the U.S. imperialist striving for domination of the Americas and the world.

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Millions of Venezuelans take to the streets to pay tribute to President Hugo Chávez, as his body is taken from the military hospital where he died to the National Military Academy to lie in state, March 6, 2013

Millions of Venezuelans take to the streets to pay tribute to President Hugo Chávez, as his body is taken from the military hospital where he died to the National Military Academy to lie in state, March 6, 2013

INDIAN ISLAND, Maine (March 7) — The death Tuesday of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is not expected to affect the Venezuelan-sponsored humanitarian program that has provided energy assistance to low-income Maine people since at least 2006, according to an official familiar with the program.

Among those who have benefited from the heating aid provided by Citgo Petroleum Corp. — the national petroleum company of Venezuela — are households throughout the state that are eligible for the state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, and members of Maine’s Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes. Continue reading

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Community Memorial for Hugo Chávez

Join us for a community memorial and discussion celebrating the life, work and legacy of Hugo Chávez Frias

Friday March 8th -5:30pm

Just Us! Coffee House

5896 Spring Garden Road, Halifax Nova Scotia

Dr. John Kirk, Dr. Afua Cooper and Dr. Isaac Saney will be presenting short pieces regarding the loss of Venezuelan president Chávez.

Hugo Chávez was a steadfast fighter for self-determination, social justice, independence and internationalism. His vision and politics went beyond the boundaries of Venezuela to encompass the struggle for dignity not only in Latin America and the Caribbean but for the entire world.

Sponsored by CNC, NSCUBA, CPC(ML), CUPW, NSPIRG

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Honour and Glory to President Hugo Chávez!


July 28, 1954 – March 5, 2013

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) expresses its deepest condolences and sorrow on the untimely death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Eternal glory will honour his name for bringing freedom and independence to his motherland, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and opening its path to progress.

CPC(M-L), its allies and all others in Canada concerned for the well-being of the world in the face of the hostility and aggression of U.S. imperialism, join the peoples of Venezuela, all of Latin America, the Caribbean and the world in mourning the tremendous loss of President Chávez and his courage, determination and leadership.

“No matter what happens, we will continue to have our homeland,” President Chávez said. We are convinced that the Venezuelan people will turn their grief into strength and defend the achievements made under the leadership of President Chávez and the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and will continue to safeguard the sovereignty of their homeland and build on the successes of the Bolivarian Revolution.

May President Chávez Rest in Peace!
Long Live the Bolivarian Revolution!
Long Live the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela!

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Venezuela: $US 20 million for subversion in 2012

BY EVA GOLINGER*

WASHINGTON is preparing funds to support the opposition’s campaign against President Hugo Chavez during the coming presidential elections in 2012Since Hugo Chavez won his first presidential elections in 1998, the US government has been trying to remove him from power. With multimillion-dollar investments, every year Washington’s agencies advise and aid anti-Chavez groups with their campaigns and strategies against the government.  Continue reading

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Reflections by Fidel: A brilliant and courageous statement

(July 4, 2011) – Attending to other matters that are now top priority, I momentarily strayed from the frequency with which I had been writing reflections in the year 2010; however, Hugo Chávez Frías’ proclamation last Thursday the 30th, obliges me to write these lines.

The president of Venezuela is one of the men who has done the most for the health and education of his people; since these are subjects where the Cuban Revolution has accumulated the most experience, we gladly collaborate to the maximum with this sister country in both areas. Continue reading

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Netherlands and US planning military aggression
 from Dutch Antilles: Chávez

BY JAMES SUGGETT, Venezuelanalysis.com

(December 18, 2009) – DURING a meeting with trade unions, political organizations, and social movement leaders in Copenhagen, Denmark on December 17, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez accused the Netherlands of allowing the United States military to plan a future attack against Venezuela from its island territories in the Caribbean, known as the Dutch Antilles. Continue reading

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