Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, has lauded the late President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, as “an extraordinary son of the region” and “a great friend of Jamaica.”
Mrs. Simpson Miller said the late President’s legacy lives on through his many contributions to the region, noting that he was “a man with a generous heart, who had a strong sense of responsibility to this country and the region.”
She was speaking on February 21, at the official launch of the photographic exhibition, ‘Chavez was here’, at the Tom Redcam Library in St. Andrew.
A Declaration from the Jamaica Venezuela Solidarity Network
The Jamaica Venezuela Solidarity Network strongly condemns the killing of at least three persons and the unprovoked violence, vandalism and destruction that has been orchestrated by callous right-wing elements among the opposition forces in Venezuela.
We express our strong solidarity with the democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro and the people of Venezuela who have been playing a leading role in carving out a developmental path for the majority of the people in the region.
Although the mainstream media projects a warped image of Venezuela, we know that
The United States is financing a coup d’etat in Venezuela in order to destroy Hugo Chavez’s humanist legacy, Bolivian president Evo Morales said today.
Morales told TV network TeleSur, Venezuela is not alone and can count on all Latin American and Caribbean countries’ solidarity.
On behalf of the Bolivian people, we send our energy and support to the courageous Venezuelan people and president Nicolás Maduro, Morales added.
This coup attempt is being financed from abroad, by the United States, Morales affirmed.
The United States are investing countless resources to overthrow Maduro so they can control and plunder Venezuela once again.
The US government’s strategy
The U.S. government’s strategy is to create internal conflicts, then send troops, torture political and union leaders and take possession of natural resources. That is what they did in Libya and that is what they are trying to do in Venezuela.
CELAC, UNASUR and MERCOSUR express support for Venezuelan government
The three main multinational organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean, UNASUR, CELAC and MERCOSUR, as well as different states, have rejected the institutional destabilization attempt taking place in Venezuela for some days now.
They have also expressed their support for the constitutional government of Nicolas Maduro, who was legitimized twice in elections, while calling to maintain peace and tranquility in that nation.
In a communiqué issued on Monday night, the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) reaffirmed its commitment with the institutions and the democratic principles as the “pillars of the regional integration process.”