Skerrit Promises to Celebrate 50 Years of Chavez Rule
Some Latin American presidents paid tribute to Simon Bolivar, during the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Venezuelan Revolution following President Hugo Chavez presidential win on Feb. 2 1999.
"The essence of Bolivar reemerged in our people 10 years ago, Chavez expressed before placing a wreath at the Pantheon, a famous burial place where the entire central nave is dedicated to Simon Bolivar.
Presidents Evo Morales (Bolivia), Manuel Zelaya (Honduras) and Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua), Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Cuban First Vice Minister Jose Ramon Machado Ventura officially attended the ceremony.
These Presidents and Ecuadorian Rafael Correa to join them later will participate at the Summit of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of America (ALBA).
Chavez has been campaigning hard in favor of the referendum, which he called for in November, a week after candidates he backed won a majority of seats in local elections seen as a test of his influence.
Skerrit brushed aside the possibility that Chavez might lose. "I want to say to you, my friends in Venezuela, that we will be back to celebrate the 20th, the 30th, the 40th and the 50th anniversary of President Chavez in office," he told Chavez supporters who braved a steady downpour to hear him. "Chavez forever!"
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