Hugo Chávez didn’t die, he multiplied!

Ten years since his passing, the legacy of Commander Hugo Chávez lives on in the people of Venezuela and the world

Peoples Dispatch | March 07, 2023

On March 5, thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas to pay homage to Commander Hugo Chávez on the tenth anniversary of his death. Photo: Zoe Alexandra

March 5 marked ten years since the passing of Commander Hugo Chávez, former president of Venezuela and the father of the Bolivarian Revolution. Chávez was Venezuela’s president from February 2, 1999, until his death on March 5, 2013.

Chávez inaugurated a new period in Venezuela’s history. Through his comprehensive and inclusive social and economic policies, he brought back dignity and pride to the Venezuelan people and transformed the social reality of the country. He forged important projects for Latin American unity and integration such as the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). He died at the age of 58, following a two-year battle with cancer.

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Looking Back on 10 Years Since the Largest March in the History of Venezuela

Orinoco Tribune | October 05, 2022

Comandante Hugo Chávez at the closing of his final campaign in Caracas, October 4, 2012. Photo: AVN

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.

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Understanding Maduro’s successful socialist economic strategy

Francisco Dominguez

Morning Star | August 2022

CHAVISTAS TO THE CORE: The 23 de Enero working-class neighbourhood in western Caracas, commemorates on July 28 2022 what would have been Hugo Chavez’s 68th birthday. January 23 1958 was the day dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez was overthrown

IN ITS intensely biased coverage of Venezuela during the hard years of 2014-21 the mainstream media wheeled in every imaginable academic pundit to “demonstrate” that the country’s economic woes were the result of President Nicolas Maduro overseeing Venezuela’s slide “into authoritarianism and economic collapse” (the Guardian, January 24 2019) and not of cruel US sanctions.

In 2019, the Economist for instance, in line with US policy, published a front cover with a clench-fisted Juan Guaido titled “the battle for Venezuela’s future,” positing “the world democracies are right to seek change.” Very rarely, if at all, the mainstream media or the activated pundits gave any significant weight to the well over 500 illegal and criminal unilateral coercive measures (aka sanctions) inflicted on Venezuela and its people by the US and its European and Latin American accomplices.

US economic warfare — the almost total blockade of its economy — led to a shrinking of 99 per cent of its revenues, with Venezuela living on 1 per cent of its pre-sanctions income.
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Hugo Chávez, Leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Was Born 68 Years Ago

Orinoco Tribune | July 29, 2022

Comandante Hugo Chávez surrounded by people during a political rally. File photo.

It is said that on a rainy night, in Sabaneta de Barinas, the boy who would become one of the greatest political leaders of Venezuela, and of the Latin American and Caribbean region, was born. This was Commander Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, the great leader of the Bolivarian Revolution. Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, peasant boy, baseball-playing teenager, young soldier, insurgent man, firm and loving leader, and leading light of peoples and revolutions.

The great revolutionary leader ventured into the military world in an attempt to reach the US major leagues of baseball, but the call of his homeland, and outrage at a world of inequalities, made him change course.
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Venezuela commemorates 20th anniversary of the failed coup against Hugo Chávez

The failed coup was the first victory of the Venezuelan people against US imperialism in the 21st century. It marked the beginning of the resistance of Venezuelans against the US attacks, which continue to this day

Tanya Wadhwa

People’s Dispatch | April 16, 2022

On April 13, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans flooded the streets of Caracas to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the victory of the people and the defeat of the 2002 US-backed coup against president Hugo Chávez. Photo: PSUV/Twitter

April 13, 2022, marked 20 years since the people of Venezuela defeated the US-backed right-wing coup against the democratically elected socialist president Hugo Chávez in a record time of less than two days.

On Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans flooded the streets of the capital Caracas to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the historic victory of the people against the imperialist coup. Multitudes of citizens, members of political organizations, social movements and trade unions gathered in various parts of Caracas and marched to the Miraflores presidential palace to pay tribute to the civic-military uprising that beat the coup, rescued Commander Chávez and reinstated constitutional order in the country.

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World Leaders Pay Tribute to Comandante Hugo Chavez

teleSUR | March 07, 2022

The example and ideology of Hugo Chávez is always present, the Venezuelan patriot “in whose mind the ideas of Bolívar naturally germinated”. | Photo: Twitter @AsambleaCuba

The world remembers the anti-imperialist legacy of Comandante Chavez and his struggle for Latin American integration.

Heads of State, foreign ministers and popular leaders from all over the world remember this Saturday the historical legacy of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela, Commander Hugo Chávez, in commemoration of the ninth anniversary of his physical disappearance.

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Always Chávez

Adán Chávez Frías

RESUMEN | July 28, 2021

photo: Bill Hackwell

Today, July 28, Venezuelans are commemorating the 67th anniversary of the birth of Commander Hugo Chávez; a date of special significance for our People and other Peoples of the world, who recognize the important contributions of the historic leader of the Bolivarian Revolution.

Undoubtedly, the debate on the legacy of the Eternal Commander touches all of us revolutionaries deeply, given the dimension of the work he carried out, always faithful to the ideology of another birthday boy of the month of July: the Liberator Simón Bolívar; a work whose historical transcendence has its essence in having awakened the hope of profound changes and significantly transformed the reality of the country, and why not to say it, of the planet. Chávez’s struggle led Venezuela towards a better destiny and placed it at the forefront of the construction of a new international geopolitics, with an outstanding role in the integration of the Peoples of Our Latin America and the Caribbean and, beyond, of the Global South.

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Hugo Chavez

Remembering Commander Hugo Chavez on His Birth Day

Nino Pagliccia

Communist Online | August 04, 2020


Hugo Chavez and Liberator Simon Bolivar


In anyone’s life, the years of greatest impact for character training, learning skill and even human values are children’s and youth years. Sure, it doesn’t mean there’s a foolproof formula to create heroes or geniuses, or else we all were.
But the curiosity arises to see how Hugo Chavez’s formative years were before he took his course in the military career.
What can we detect before Chavez became an adult that could have influenced his historical history in Latin America?Read More »

Guardian Blames Trump’s Murderous US Exceptionalism on Hugo Chávez

by Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz

FAIR | May 07, 2020

Guardian image comparing Donald Trump and Hugo Chavez

What better time to vilify the popular former leader of a country under deadly US siege than a deadly pandemic?

Such was clearly the reasoning of Guardian journalist Rory Carroll when he penned an op-ed headlined, “Blunder, Distraction, Denial: Trump Follows Chávez’s Successful Template” (4/19/20).

Seemingly immune to irony, Carroll compares Venezuela’s late socialist President Hugo Chávez to the right-wing real-estate developer at the helm of an empire currently strangling the former’s country with deadly sanctions (FAIR.org2/6/196/14/196/26/19).Read More »