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Human Rights Watch and The New York Times Weapons Of The US State Department

Join us this coming June 26 Thursday @ The New York Times 8 Avenue Between 41st & 40st at 3:30 PM and March to the Headquarters of Human Rights Watch in front (arriving @ 4:45PM)of the Empire State Building

Bring Drums, Pots and Pans, Posters, Banners and Signs, Lets make some noise and let the peoples voice be heard.


HRW Close your Revolving Door to US Government

They have never denounced:

More than 250 peasants killed

April 11, 2002 coup against President Chavez

Paramilitary presence in the violent protests against the government

Millions of dollars donated from the State Department to the Venezuelan opposition.

The Legacy of Hugo Chavez Lives On

Legacy of Hugo Chavez

“The Legacy of Hugo Chavez Lives On”
A Conversation with Venezuela’s Ambassador to the UN

Dear Friend,
On Sunday, April 14 (just a few days away) the people of Venezuela will vote for a new president to succeed the late Hugo Chavez.

This election will be enormously significant, not just for Venezuela, but also for the entire Latin American and Caribbean region; indeed, in many respects, crucial to the destinies of many countries in the developing world.

There are reports circulating today that Washington is busy interfering in the election campaign with the objective of determining an outcome that will serve its imperial interests in the Americas.

I hope you can join me, and many others, in demanding that the State Department and the CIA stay out of the Venezuelan people’s internal affairs.

I also hope you can take a few minutes to watch a video interview that I conducted recently with Julio Rafael Escalona, Venezuela’s ambassador to the United Nations. The video is entitled “The Legacy of Hugo Chavez Lives On” and in it the ambassador speaks movingly about what Chavez and the ‘Chavista Movement’ means to the peoples of Venezuela, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

He also addresses the future of Venezuela’s international initiatives such as PetroCaribe, CELAC, ALBA , the heating oil assistance program in US cities like New York, Boston and Detroit etc. in the post-Chavez period.

If you like the video, feel free to post it to your Wall and share it with your Facebook friends and with those in your other networks, and if you have a Web site or blog please consider posting it there, as well.

In solidarity,
Don Rojas



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

ONU rinde homenaje al presidente Hugo Chávez

Juventud Rebelde

Ban Ki-moon calificó a Hugo Chávez como «uno de los líderes que marcan la diferencia en su país, la región y el mundo» y que «imprimió un ímpetu decisivo a los nuevos esfuerzos por la integración en esa región»

NACIONES UNIDAS, marzo 13.— Con un minuto de silencio en el pleno de la Asamblea General de la ONU, se inició este miércoles un emotivo homenaje de las Naciones Unidas al presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez.

Durante el acto, encabezado por el presidente de la Asamblea General, el serbio Vuk Jeremic, intervinieron el secretario general de la ONU, Ban Ki-moon, y el ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Venezuela, Elías Jaua. También hablaron representantes de la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA) y de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (Celac), entre otros, informó Prensa Latina.

Luego, tras pedir un minuto de silencio, Vuk Jeremic reconoció que sus políticas progresistas redujeron la tasa de pobreza en Venezuela.

Ban Ki-moon lo calificó como «uno de los líderes que marcan la diferencia en su país, la región y el mundo» y que «imprimió un ímpetu decisivo a los nuevos esfuerzos por la integración en esa región».

En nombre de la Celac, Rodolfo Reyes, representante permanente de Cuba ante la ONU, subrayó la labor de Chávez en la promoción y el desarrollo de la solidaridad entre los pueblos del área y su entrega a la erradicación de la pobreza y la desigualdad en Venezuela y la región.

Recordó que el gobernante venezolano fue uno de los fundadores e impulsores de la Celac y expresó que su ejemplo alienta a redoblar esfuerzos en pro de la unidad, la cooperación y la integración latinoamericana y caribeña.

El embajador de Bolivia ante la ONU, Sacha Llorenti, destacó en nombre de la ALBA que Chávez «nos enseñó a construir, a poner el cuerpo, la mente, el corazón y el alma al servicio de la causa más grande: la liberación de los pueblos».

«Un líder que, junto con Fidel Castro, se atrevió a romper el monólogo imperial, a denunciar los crímenes cotidianos que se callan…», afirmó el diplomático, quien añadió que Chávez dio a los pueblos de América Latina soberanía e independencia, hizo una realidad tangible los derechos de la Madre Tierra y «nos dio una nueva noción de patria, de Patria Grande, como la que soñó Simón Bolívar».

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13 Mar 2013 – The General Assembly pay tribute to the memory of His Excellency Hugo Chávez Frías, late President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.>>Full Video

Venezolanos despiden a su líder Hugo Chávez

“El Telegrafo” de Ecuador
El féretro del presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, inició hoy el recorrido desde el Hospital Militar de Caracas hasta la Academia Militar, donde tendrán lugar las honras fúnebres del jefe de Estado que falleció este martes.

Envuelto en la bandera tricolor del país, el féretro fue despedido del hospital por militares, seguidores y familiares, encabezados por la madre del mandatario, Elena de Chávez, tras una breve ceremonia religiosa que se inició con el himno nacional.

El cortejo partió entre acordes de “Patria, patria, patria querida, tuya es mi alma, tuyo es mi amor…”, que entonó el Jefe de Estado en la alocución del pasado 8 de diciembre, la última antes de partir a Cuba para someterse tres días después a una operación tras la recaída del cáncer, y de la canción “En Venezuela”.

Miles de personas se agolpan a los lados del vehículo que transporta el ataúd, coronado con flores amarillas y blancas y custodiado por integrantes de la Guardia Honor Presidencial y que emprendieron así un recorrido de 6,3 kilómetros antes llegar a la Academia Militar, en el oeste capitalino.

Más temprano, la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana (FANB) comenzó el homenaje de despedida con el lanzamiento de 21 cañonazos de salva a las 8.00 hora local (12.30 GMT) y anunció que “luego sonará un cañonazo cada hora” hasta que sus restos sean inhumados el próximo viernes.

“Como Chávez no habrá otro”

Escenas desgarradoras se vivían frente al Hospital Militar, donde cientos de seguidores permanecieron en vigilia durante toda la noche y otras decenas se sumaron la mañana de hoy.

“Qué puedo decir, estoy muy triste”, senaló a la agencia AFP Isabel Febres, mientras lloraba inconsolable mirando un retrato de Chávez luciendo su banda presidencial.“Yo me quiero despedir porque él era un hombre bueno que dio todo por los más pobres”, manifestó de su lado Iris Dicuro, de 62 años, que vino al centro médico desde Puerto La Cruz, en el noreste del país.

“Era un hombre muy bueno y me hizo mucho bien. Yo lo quiero, tengo mi salud por él, por los médicos cubanos que trajo”, agregó la mujer, vestida con una camiseta roja con la frase “Pa’lante Comandante”.

“Vengo a expresar mi último adiós a mi presidente. Como Chávez no habrá otro, es el hombre más grande que ha parido esta patria”, acotó José Gregorio Conde, de 34 años y quien trabaja en un colegio.

El canciller Elías Jaua indicó que se instalará una capilla ardiente “para que el mayor número de pueblo pueda ver a su padre, a su libertador, a su protector”.

Mandatarios empiezan a llegar

En la madrugada del miércoles comenzaron a llegar mandatarios regionales, que asistirán al funeral oficial de Estado previsto para el viernes a las 10H00 (14H30 GMT). La presidenta de Argentina, Cristina Kirchner, y su homólogo uruguayo, José Mujica, fueron los primeros en llegar cerca de las 05H00 hora local (09H30 GMT), seguidos por el mandatario boliviano, Evo Morales, que arribó dos horas después y que fue recibido por Jaua.

Jaua indicó que el país amaneció en calma y adelantó que hasta el momento diez mandatarios han confirmado su presencia a las exequias de Chávez, la mayoría de los cuales llegarán durante la tarde del jueves.

El Gobierno dijo que informará dónde serán enterrados los restos del presidente, oriundo del Estado llanero de Barinas (oeste).

Maduro, de 50 años, será el candidato oficialista para las elecciones presidenciales que deberán celebrarse en un plazo de 30 días, como indica la Constitución, probablemente contra el líder opositor Henrique Capriles, de 40 años.

Hugo Chavez Hugo Chavez II

Falleció el presidente Hugo Chávez

CUBADEBATE 5 marzo 2013
El presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, falleció hoy a las 4:25 de la tarde en el Hospital Militar Doctor Carlos Arvelo, de esta capital.

En cadena nacional de radio y televisión, el Vicepresidente Ejecutivo, Nicolás Maduro, informó sobre el deceso del mandatario, acompañado del gabinete ejecutivo.

Maduro indicó que en el momento en que se encontraban recibiendo el parte sobre el estado de salud de Chávez, nos dieron “la información mas trágica que podemos transmitir” al pueblo.

Y agregó: “Este es un dolor inmenso y una tragedia histórica que hoy toca a esta patria. Comandante, donde esté usted: gracias, mil veces gracias, de parte de este pueblo que usted protegió, al que nunca le falló. Sólo cabe la comprensión y el respeto a los ideales más grandes de paz que perseguía Hugo Chávez”

El Vicepresidente Ejecutivo señaló que se instruyó un despliegue especial de los órganos de seguridad y la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana, con vistas a garantizar la paz y el respeto al pueblo de Venezuela.

“En esta tragedia histórica llamamos a los hombres y mujeres a ser los vigilantes de la paz y del respeto de esta patria”, expresó.

Nosotros los civiles y militares “asumimos su herencia, sus retos, su proyecto, junto al acompañamiento y apoyo de todo el pueblo sus banderas serán levantadas con dignidad. Gracias, mil veces gracias”, añadió Maduro.

Unido a ello, llamó a evitar el odio y en su lugar promover el amor, la paz, unidad y disciplina.

Maduro convocó además al pueblo a las plazas Bolívar de todo el país, con el propósito de llevar cantos de homenaje en honor al Comandante Chávez.

“Vamos a crecernos, vamos a ser dignos herederos e hijos de un hombre gigante como fue y como siempre será en el recuerdo el comandante Hugo Chávez”, añadió.

(Con información de Prensa Latina)

Chavez Returns to Venezuela

By Ewan Robertson

Mérida, 18th February 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela in the early hours of this morning after over two months in Cuba recovering from cancer surgery.

“We’ve arrived once again to the Venezuelan Homeland. Thank you God! Thank you beloved people! We’ll continue treatment here,” announced Chavez on Twitter when he arrived in Caracas airport at 2.30am this Monday morning.

The Venezuelan head of state had been in Cuba recovering from an operation in the pelvic region undergone on 11 December, in what was his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months.
In another tweet Chavez also thanked the Castro brothers, Cuban president Raul and former president Fidel for their support, as well as his medical team, declaring, “We will live and we will overcome!”

Fidel Castro also wrote a letter to Chavez before his departure from Havana, in which he referred to the stage reached in the Venezuelan president’s recovery.
“A long and agonising wait, as well as your astonishing capacity for physical resistance and the total dedication of a team of doctors…were necessary to achieve this objective,” he wrote.
Upon arrival Chavez was taken to the Dr. Carlos Arvelo military hospital in Caracas, where he will continue treatment as part of his recovery.

On Friday the first images of Chavez since his operation were released, which showed the Venezuelan president smiling and reading, while an official statement confirmed that temporarily he had difficulty speaking due to having a tracheal tube in place for respiratory insufficiency.

This morning, Venezuelan communication minister Ernesto Villegas argued that the official information given on Chavez’s recovery had been vindicated as accurate against voices in international and Venezuelan media which sought to speculate on the president’s health.

“He’s back, he’s back, he’s back,” said Villegas in an interview on state channel VTV, continuing, “the ominous voices are defeated, those who were calling into question the information emitted by the national government with respect to Chavez’s health”.

Villegas added that “a terrible machinery was activated to delegitimise, to call into question all of the information that was being given, including by echoing the most atrocious versions (of Chavez’s state of health)”.

The minister also said that Chavez “ordered at all times that the country was informed on the progress of his treatment,” and that the government had given 30 official updates on the president’s clinical progress during his stay in Cuba.

Venezuelan vice president Nicolas Maduro called on people to gather around the country to celebrate Chavez’s return.
By dawn a crowd had already gathered outside the Dr. Carlos Arvelo military hospital in Caracas to show their support for Chavez.

Maduro also confirmed that the leadership of Chavez’s party, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), would be meeting today to discuss the party’s political strategy in the new circumstances.

Chavez Returns to Venezuela

Come to support the Bolivarian Revolution


The opposition is calling for a demonstration against the Bolivarian Revolution this coming January 23.

The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York is calling all progressive and revolutionary forces in the city to defend the Bolivarian Revolution this coming January 23 in front of the…

Consulate of Venezuela in New York at 11 am

Those who in April 2002 attacked the Bolivarian Revolution, deposed members of the National Assembly, kidnapped our president and murdered hundreds of Venezuelans today call themselves “defenders of national constitution.” They are saying that it is unconstitutional for Chavez’s inauguration to be postponed, with Vice President Nicolas Maduro in charge in the meantime, even though this has been approved by the supreme court. Suddenly, they are “defending” the very constitution that for years they have sought to undermine.

We asked them, Where and by whom was the dictator Carmona sworn in?
The opposition is calling for a global day against Chávez, we will demonstrate that January 23 it is a global day for Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution.

Please bring red shirts, drums and signs that say “I am Chávez/Yo soy Chávez” people all over the world are taking pictures with this message to show that they stand behind not only Chavez himself, but the revolutionary ideas and struggle that he represents – see here

Please spread the word and invite your friends, use yours networks. This is urgent! .Let us know if you will endorse the activity and we will add the name of your organization.

Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle NY, The International Action Center, Alliance for Global Justice, HondurasUSAResistencia, Cuba Solidarity New York, Latin America Solidarity Coalition, July 26th Coalition, Nicaragua Network; Stan Smith, Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban Five; US-El Salvador Sister Cities, May 1st Coalition, National Immigrant Solidarity Network, The International Concerned Family and Friend of Mumia Abu-Jamal and Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Colaition.

Consulado de la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela en Nueva York7 East 51st Street, New York, New York 10022 between Madison and 5th avenueIn Manhattan, next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral