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President Ortega highlights Nicaragua’s advances and challenges


acto1MANAGUA.— Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, spoke of the advances and challenges in his country, during a ceremony commemorating the 35th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution, July 19, 1979  In the capital’s Plaza de la Fe, before a multitude of Nicaraguans and representatives from various nations, Ortega highlighted Nicaragua’s advances in areas such as combating poverty, extreme poverty and malnutrition, over the last seven years

acto2He also emphasized advances made in healthcare; education; the construction of roads and high-ways; productive policies; the rights of young people; popular participation; and above all solidarity. Nonetheless, he also commented on the many challenges facing the country, stating that are some areas in which illiteracy persists, principally in the mountains, and highlighting the need to bring literacy to the communities in these regions.

At another point during his speech, referring to the Sandinista Revolution, he recalled that the Nicaragua people overthrew the United States’ representative in country, dictator Anastasio Somoza

The people organized themselves in different combat fronts, in the insurrection in the cities, raising the black and red flag to defend and save the homeland and break the chains of U.S. imperialism, he stated.

acto3Ramiro Valdés, a Cuban vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, who led a delegation to the celebrations, described the July 19 triumph as the beginning of a long road of transformations in Nicaragua. He emphasized the country’s economic growth and creation of more employment after the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) returned to power in 2007, as well as the development of social programs and achievements in security and reduction of poverty.

thAlso present was Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who extended his nation’s support to the construction of an inter-oceanic canal in Nicaragua.

Maduro stated that Nicaragua has the support of Venezuela and Alba. Emphasizing the need to think big, think about great infrastructure projects, a new economy, how to build powerful, developed and diversified economies.

Maduro congratulated Ortega for “having assumed this historic project of constructing an inter-oceanic canal here in Nicaraguan territory, with clarity and integrity.”

In 1979, the dictatorial government of Anastasio Somoza Debayle, the last member of the Somoza Debayle family to hold the position, was defeated by an insurrectional movement led by the FSLN.

In attendance at the commemoration ceremony, led by Ortega, were the Presidents of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro; El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén; and Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández. As well as Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú, and President of the Ecuadoran Parliament, Gabriela Rivadeneira, among other dignitaries. (PL)


President Ortega highlights Nicaragua’s advances and challenges



No U.S. Intervention in Venezuela Elections


A day of Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution: Thursday APRIL 11, 2013

After the tragic death of our beloved president Chavez, the imperialist nations of the world are preparing to attack the Bolivarian Revolution. Venezuela is getting prepared for a new presidential election and the imperialists are intent to intervene and sabotage the election.

President Nicolas Maduro has claimed that elements of the U.S. State Department are hiring mercenaries to attack Venezuela in the days of the presidential election. The United States wants to create chaos in Venezuela to justify a military intervention. Let them know that we are here to denounce them.


The solidarity movement in the United States right now faces a critical challenge with regards to Venezuela as well as the revolutionary process in Latin America. The tragic death of our comrade President Hugo Chavez has many believing that the important process for progress in Venezuela, Latin America and the world, has been dealt a crippling blow but we know that the Venezuelan people and the region will never go backward. And our solidarity will continue as they move forward in their struggles for self-determination, sovereignty, integration and social justice.

The people of Venezuela will honor the last will of President Chavez by overwhelmingly voting this coming April 14 for Nicolas Maduro for President. The Venezuelan people clearly remain committed to the process of fundamental change in their country, no matter what. We are confident that the roots of the Bolivarian Revolution will remain strong and grow.

But the death of our dear President Hugo Chavez will be used by US imperialism and the elite oligarchy in Venezuela to carry out aggressive plans to destabilize the revolutionary process in Venezuela. We must send a strong message to Washington right away: we are organizing our voices of solidarity with the Venezuelan people and demand no intervention during this coming election in Venezuela.

Why April 11? The Venezuelan coup attempt of 2002 was a failed coup d’état on 11 April 2002, that saw late President Hugo Chavez ousted from office for 47 hours, being restored by a combination of military loyalists and massive public support for his government. Chavez was initially detained by members of the military and of pro-business elites represented by Venezuelan Federation of Chambers of Commerce (Fedecámaras) president Pedro Carmona, who was declared as the interim president. Carmona’s brief rule saw the Venezuelan National Assembly and the Supreme Court both dissolved, and the country’s 1999 Constitution declared void.

In New York City, we will gather at Times Square @ 4PM to express our love and solidarity with the legacy of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and then we will march to the U.S. Mission to tell President Barack Obama: We do not want U.S. intervention in Venezuela.

If you are in a city where no action is taking place, call, fax, email the White House and voice your opposition to intervention. Or better yet, organize a local action!

Please contact us and let us know how your organization can support this national day for the Bolivarian Revolution. Email: cbalbertolovera@gmail.com, 718-510-5523 or 347-251-6301 or 646-533-6081.

Partial list of endorsers: Answer Coalition, Pastor For Peace, IFCO, International Action Center, MAY1 Coalition, The Alliance For Global Justice, International Concerned Family and Frieds of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild, The Committees of Correspondence for Democracy & Socialism (CCDS), FMLN NYC, Cuba Solidarity NY, Haiti Liberte, Peña del Bronx, Alianza Pais (Ecuador), Hand off Venezuela, Existence is Resistance, Pro Libertad.

Chavez Vive,La Lucha Sigue!
Chavez por siempre, Maduro Presidente

By The Bolivarian Circle