UN SECRETARY-GENERAL HAILS HUGO CHAVEZ’S COMMITMENT TO REGIONAL INTEGRATION & SOLIDARITY WITH MOST VULNERABLE

AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY HONOURS HUGO CHÁVEZ, UN  SECRETARY-GENERAL HAILS FALLEN VENEZUELAN LEADER’S COMMITMENT TO REGIONAL INTEGRATION & SOLIDARITY WITH MOST VULNERABLE Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the General Assembly tribute to the memory of Hugo Chávez Frías, late President of Venezuela, in New York on 13 March: It is an honour to…

Hundreds Gather in New York to Honor the Life and Legacy of Hugo Chávez

New York City paid tribute on Wednesday to President Hugo Chávez, the leader of Venezuela ’s Bolivarian Revolution, with a special session at the United Nations and an ecumenical service with local community members at the Church of Saint Paul the Apostle. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Chávez “a great leader who fought for equality,”…

Maduro states his total support for the LGBT community & opposition to discrimination

Responding to accusations from the right-wing opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonski, which were repeated in the media, that he was homophobic, President Nicolás Maduro reiterated his total respect for those of all sexual identities. “I respect those who are proud of who they are, I say that from the heart. If I were gay I…

United Nations Lauds Chávez’s Contribution to Regional and Global Integration

On Wednesday, the United Nations honored Hugo Chávez, the leader of Venezuela ’s Bolivarian Revolution, in a special session in the General Assembly led by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. After a minute of silence, Ban said “it is an honor to meet here with you to pay tribute to the memory and the work of Hugo…

CWU General Secretary Billy Hayes Blog on Hugo Chavez

Chavez – mourn his death, celebrate his life 8th March 2013 CWU general secretary, Billy Hayes, pays a moving tribute to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after the much celebrated and controversial leader lost his battle with cancer this week. RIP Hugo Chavez Like many millions of others around the world, we are deeply saddened to…

UNISON Statement on Hugo Chavez

UNISON was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely death of President Hugo Chavez. He will be remembered for his continuous struggle to raise up the poor, his commitment to social justice and his dedication to fairness and equality. UNISON sends condolences to the family of President Chavez and to the people of…

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Latin American Leaders Lament the “Irreparable” Loss of President Hugo Chávez

After hearing the news of the passing of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on Tuesday, Argentine President Cristina Fernández suspended an event to kick off the distribution of 13 million books for school children and declared three days of national mourning. Meanwhile, the government of Ecuador expressed its deep sadness over the passing of the Venezuelan…

South Africa sends condolences to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa , His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to the Government and the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela following the passing on of President Hugo Chávez on Tuesday, 5 March 2013. In expressing his condolences, President Zuma added: “Our hearts…