Honors are paid to Hugo Chávez 10 years after his death
The Venezuelan ruling party paid tribute this Sunday to President Hugo Chávez (1999-2013), the day on which 10 years after his deathwith a day that had an act in the barracks from which he led the 1992 coup against the then president, Carlos Andrés Pérez.
“We have the enormous commitment, 10 years after the physical departure of our commander, (to) continue strengthening popular unity, the vanguard of the revolution in venezuela and beyond, because this is an internationalist project," said the Venezuelan ambassador to Cuba, Adán Chávez, and brother of the deceased president.
In the Cuartel de la Montaña, a former military museum renamed Cuatro de Febrero in honor of the 1992 date on which, from its facilities, Hugo Chávez directed the coupmembers of the Government and supporters of the man who governed the destinies of Venezuela until 2013 remembered his legacy.
Present at the event were the invited presidents and former presidents of the region, Luis Arce, Daniel OrtegaRafael Correa, Manuel Zelaya and Evo Morales.
Likewise, thousands of supporters of Chavismo went to the Cuartel de la Montaña to honor the memory of the president.
Francisco Morillo, from Sucre state (east) told EFE that Chávez "woke up the Venezuelan people", while ratifying his support for President Nicolás Maduro.
“Today I come here to honor our eternal commander Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, the man who woke up the Venezuelan peoplethe man who told the people that there is love here," he said.
For her part, María Eugenia Barrios, 61, told EFE that the absence of the president strengthens the ruling party to "continue working on the legacy he left us."
He maintained that these last 10 years have been "a very tough battle" for Nicolas Madurobut "he has been overcoming each of the difficulties to benefit us, continue with the legacy and responsibility that Commander Chávez left him."
He United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) began on Friday the acts to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of the former president.
Hugo Chávez died on March 5, 2013 at the age of 58, the victim of a cancerand is considered one of the most important and controversial figures of the beginning of the century in Latin America.
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