Orinoco Tribune | October 05, 2022
This Tuesday, October 4, marks the 10th anniversary of the largest march in Venezuela’s history. With seven avenues completely filled, the people came out in the rain to close the presidential campaign of Commander Hugo Chávez.
A decade of that oath to never return to what was, of admiring how a man gave up his life for his family and for the revolution.
In commemoration, social media networks flooded with memories of that rainy and historic October 4th day on Bolívar Avenue.
It is a day to remember the struggles, which hang over the collective imagination of all Chavistas who took to those streets in the middle of a torrential rain.
It is also a memorial of struggle, a serving of nostalgia, a field manual of resistance, and another anniversary of the resounding victory won by the leader of the revolution, Hugo Chávez.
The march was the largest political rally in Bolivarian and Venezuelan history, filling seven avenues: Bolívar, Universidad, México, Lecuna, Fuerzas Armadas, Urdaneta and Baralt. With 23-kilometer bus queues to enter Caracas, it marked a milestone in the broad and popular historiography of Chavismo.
The victory represented the heart of a people that beats strong inside the chest of the Venezuelan who would not let any empire come to sully the homeland. An unforgettable day, and a rain that refreshed the memory of what really matters: the people.
Finally, this October 4, several netizens began to post their memories and photos of that day to pay tribute to the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chávez, who gave his flesh and blood for the people he loved, even in the worst moment of his fight against cancer.
Ten years after that historic last meeting with the people, where Bolívar Avenue was filled with joy, Hugo Chávez’s final campaign speech is remembered:
We come from far away, this battle is long. This battle is over 500 years old on this earth. Here we are today, the children of Guaicaipuro. Who sits here Guaicaipuro? We are all Guaicaipuro. And his war cry against the Spanish empire: ‘Ana, cariná rote!’—that’s where we come from, from the Aboriginal resistance, from the Indian resistance, from the Black resistance, from the exploited, from the always dominated. The battle has been long. We are the sons of Simón Bolívar, the daughters of Simón Bolívar. We are the patriots of July 5, of April 19. The soldiers of José Félix Rivas in La Victoria, that is us, men and women of today. We are from the troops of Ezequiel Zamora and his war cry and free men. The sons and daughters of the Maisanta cavalry charges and the last horsemen.
(RedRadioVE) with Orinoco Tribune content
Translation: Orinoco Tribune