Schafik Handal of the FMLN in El Salvador, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Fidel Castro of Cuba and Evo Morales of Bolivia. This photo was taken in 2004. A tribute to Handal was held in Oct. 2010., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
September 11, 2012
The Venezuelan people merit the October 7 victory
• President Chávez talks with journalists in phone link to PSUV press conference Message from Fidel
René Tamayo León, Special correspondent
CARACAS.—"The impassioned people who massively support you (...) merit their enjoyment of the historic victory awaiting us on October 7, and without triumphalism, as you constantly warn."
The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro affirmed these words in a message to Hugo Chávez, which the Venezuelan President read September 10 in telephone contact with a United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) press conference.
Chávez read part of Fidel’s message during PSUV vice president Diosdado Cabello’s regular meeting with the national and foreign press.
In his message, the Cuban revolutionary leader stated, "We thank your people, and you personally, for the privilege of such a unique experience," in reference to the crucial historic event for Our America and the world represented by the Venezuelan presidential elections, scheduled for October 7.
Virtually the winner, according to analyzes from all sources, in his exchange with the PSUV leadership and press, Chávez focused on the experience of the "participative and protagonist democracy" of the project being developed in the country.
In this context he stated, "We must insist that we are the new, faced with the bourgeois deception of disguising itself as the new." This was an allusion to the mimicry on the part of the ultra-right of the discourse, ideas and programs implemented – not without obstacles – by the Bolivarian Revolution during the last extremely difficult and boycotted 13 years.
Chávez once again insisted on an idea which he has been developing for months and is now defining more strongly.
Given the predicted electoral debacle of the ultra-right on October 7, Chávez emphasized the need to expose the neoliberal package of the opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonski.
Even from the coolest of analyzes, it can be inferred that, with the popular majority supporting him (more than 70% of the electorate), plus part of the middle class also being pro-Chávez, and many capitalists experiencing doubts about the opposition, the current President is presenting a new key.
The socialism of the Bolivarian Revolution is inclusive of all those who can make Venezuela the nation to which they aspire and which the world needs. The material, historical, human and spiritual resources abound.
In other words, a socialism neither "real" nor "ideal," but what it can be "as long as life does not demonstrate the contrary."