havez pushed for regional integration within Latin American peoples and governments, supporting leftist leaders and movements all around the region against U.S. dominance.
President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro stressed that Chavez’s legacy is still alive within the South American country.
“65 years of love Commander! We celebrate your life reaffirming the loyalty and commitment you sowed in us. We will defend how you taught us, the happiness of the people you loved so much. Thank you, teacher, for guiding us in the struggle of every day. Chavez is today, live action! “he President Maduro wrote on his Twitter account.
The Cuban head of state Miguel Diaz-Canel recalled a phrase of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in which he comments on the ideology of Venezuelan ex-president.
“Fidel said: In Chavez they reincarnated the ideas of Bolivar […]. Perhaps greater attention was never given to the most felt desires and needs of people. Some fruits are already perceived,” The Cuban president said quoting Fidel in a tweet on his Twitter account and added “Our heartfelt tribute to Chavez on the 65th anniversary of his birthday.”
Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, born on July 28, 1954 in Sabanetas de Barinas, was a military man who ran for presidntial elections and became president Venezuela in 1999. He remained in the position for three more terms, winning multiple presidential votes, until his death in 2013.
Chavez was in fact influenced by the Cuban revolution and its leaders Fidel and Raul and made Cuba one of the most important allies of the Venezuelan state.