News and Analysis: Latin America
While the ruling class mourns the death of one of their most loyal politicians and mouthpieces, the British and Irish working classes and oppressed peoples the world over are certainly not mourning Margaret Thatcher’s passing.
Millones de venezolanos, cubanos y habitantes de todo el globo rindieron homenaje al revolucionario latinoamericano Hugo Chávez Frías. Asistieron a su funeral treinta y tres jefes de Estado y representantes de cincuenta gobiernos.
From the beginning of the Bolivarian Revolution, Chávez made clear that the revolution’s success would be determined not just by the people of Venezuela, but as a continent-wide, and ultimately global, project.
There are few moments in one's life that have such power that they change it forever. Similarly, there are few leaders who have the power to synthesize an entire people's hopes, dreams and aspirations in such a brilliant way that their loss is felt in ripples across the globe.
Within hours of the death of President Hugo Chávez, U.S. civil rights groups FOIA demands seeking information that "relate to or reference or discuss any information regarding or plans to poison or otherwise assassinate ... Chávez."
It is with the profoundest sorrow that we learn of the death of President Hugo Chávez. We extend our solidarity to the Venezuelan people, and have confidence that those struggling for a socialist and sovereign Venezuela will win.