Cuba Solidarity Campaign statement on the death of President Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias

Campaign News | Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign was saddened to hear of the death of President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday 5 March, following a long fight against cancer.

Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go out to his family, friends, comrades and the Venezuelan people who have lost a great leader who gave his life to the cause of social justice and unity in Venezuela and Latin America.

We are certain that the bonds of solidarity between Cuba and Venezuela that were cemented during his period of office will continue to strengthen and grow. Regional initiatives such as ALBA, and programmes such as Barrio Adentro and Operation Miracle, will continue to bring improved health and education to hundreds of thousands of people across the continent.

Chavez’s legacy and inspiration will live on through a united Latin America, and its continuing solidarity and commitment to equality and social justice for all the peoples of Latin America and the world.

CSC commits to redouble our efforts to ensure the gains of the Cuban and Bolivarian revolutions are defended and progressed.

Viva Chavez. Viva Cuba. Viva Venezuela

Hasta la victoria siempre.

NB Cuba has declared 3 days of mourning from 6-8 March. Public festivals have been cancelled during this time.


Following the sad death of President Hugo Chavez the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign is calling a candlelit vigil on Thursday 7 March, 6pm at by the statue of Simon Bolivar in Belgrave Square, London, SW1X.

The nearest tube is Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line).

Please bring your own candles.

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