7 thoughts on “Messi-Chavez

  1. Excellent, this is a powerful statement expressing his solidarity with Chavez. I’m sure now the whole world knows his strongest sentiments and political stance towards Chavez and Venezuela. Everyone should read the work of Eduardo Galeano named Las venas abiertas de America Latina (The open veins of Latin America) to better understand Simon Bolivar, Jose Marti, Che Guevara, Anton de Kom, Emiliano Sapata, Hugo Chavez, Anton de Kom, FIDEL CASTRO and conceivably reassess our perception of our Americas and Caribbean. Eventually looking at the man in the mirror will urge us to unite in favor of the future of our offspring.

    • Very well said Chas. I found The Open Veins of Latin America an excellent book and share your view that our brothers and sisters in the region would have a better understanding of the leaders and the struggles we have been through, and continue to experience, if they read it. I wonder if any organization from the region, or elsewhere, could make a documentary based Galeano’s book? This might have an even wider appeal as the younger generation would be more receptive to this form. Thanks very much for the excellent comment.

  2. Great statement Messi. A picture is worth a thousand words. There are very few sport figures and actors at the top of their careers that have the courage to make any strong political statement. There are many celebrities who talk tough; however, when it comes to taking a stand for social justice they become quiet. This makes you see Messi in a better light. One has to give Harry Belafonte his dues, he has been in this fight for decades. He openly criticized President Obama on social issues in a very constructive way. I am happy Messi has it within him. He surprised me. More power to you Bro!!!! That is courageous. Maybe some of the other players will find the courage within themselves to do the same.

  3. I am impressed as Messi used the power of sports, like the great Ali, to affect change; not many are willing to do so.

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