We put together this small compilation of clips where Hugo Chávez talks about imperialism, capitalism and the need to struggle for socialism as the only way forward for the Hands Off Venezuela campaign 2013 in London.
We are publishing here the full text of the statement by the Venezuelan government in response to the provocative declarations of US president Obama in Mexico. We are ready to respond to the call made: "we call all friends of the Venezuelan cause to display the most active solidarity with our people."
Over 50 activists, trade unionists, youth and Latin American activists, met in London on May 4 to discuss about the legacy of Hugo Chávez and the challenges facing the Bolivarian revolution. The meeting reaffirmed our rejection of the opposition claims of electoral fraud and renewed our commitment to defend the democratically expressed will of the Venezuelan people to elect Nicolás Maduro as president.
On April 29, Jorge Martin from the Hands Off Venezuela campaign was interviewed by Sylvia Richardson from Latin Waves on the results of the Venezuelan presidential election on April 14, the claims by the opposition that there had been fraud and the challenges facing the Venezuelan revolution.
The Hands Off Venezuela National Conference will be held in London on Saturday 4 May. Come to discuss the legacy of Hugo Chávez, the April 14 presidential election results and the challenges facing the Bolivarian revolution.
On Sunday April 14, Bolivarian candidate Nicolas Maduro won the Venezuelan presidential election by a narrow margin. With 99.12% of the votes counted, there was a 78.71% turn out, with Maduro receiving 7,505,378 votes (50.66%), and Capriles 7,270,403 votes (49.07%). Opposition candidate Capriles declared that he does not recognise the result and demanded an audit of 100% of the vote.