PRESS RELEASE – THE Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Saint Lucia, yesterday paid a fraternal tribute to Commander Hugo Chavez Frias, on the fifth anniversary of his passing.
On this occasion, a Eucharistic celebration was offered by Monsignor Patrick Anthony, in homage to the late leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Coubaril, Castries.
Below are the words of the Venezuelan Ambassador Leiff Escalona:
“Today 5th of March 2018, marks five years of the passing of our Commander Hugo Chavez, Son of Latin America and the Caribbean. Known to the world as the tireless fighter for Independence, sovereignty and unity of our Great Land.
Chavez personified great hope and gave way to the popular demand for social transformation.
His leadership was characterized by his steady fight against poverty, in which he transformed national institutions, guaranteed public policies that would benefit the majority, recognized rights of the disabled, children and young people, women, the elderly, the indigenous and people of all genres, breaking down the barriers of racism and classism.
Hugo Chavez was passionate about social projects, he returned hope to the Venezuelan people, returning our pride, we recovered Bolivar, our national hero… and today, thanks to his daily orientations and teachings, we consider ourselves Bolivarian and Chavistas.
We give thanks to God for giving us a man like Chavez, who dignified the lives of Venezuelans, and as such, we continue his legacy and plan for the development of our country.
I would like to thank (Her Excellency, His Excellency, Dr. Anthony, Mayor Francis, Mr. Phillip Jn. Pierre) and all you special invited guess, for being here with us, commemorating this special day for us Venezuelans.”