February 15, 2011

Venezuela and Bolivia Hail Egyptian revolution

Venezuelan Foreign Relations Ministry
Official Statement

The president and commander-in-chief of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, in the name of the Venezuelan people, applauds the genuine lesson of political and democratic maturity that the courageous Egyptian people have brought before the eyes of the world.

The Bolivarian government has paid close attention to the development of the people’s movement that is underway in the fraternal Arab Republic of Egypt, and, in light of the events that took place on Friday, February 11th, joins in the Egyptian people’s jubilation in this moment of peaceful triumph, trusting that, as the sole master of their destiny, the people will continue to consolidate this emancipatory political process.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will act in solidarity with the Egyptian people in the actions and decisions that they take while using their sovereign and inalienable prerogative as the dignified heirs to the legacy of the historic leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser.

Egypt can count on the fraternal willingness of Bolivarian Venezuela to construct a pluri-polar world of equality and justice on the basis of an authentic relationship of friendship and cooperation.
Caracas, February 11, 2011

Statement of Evo Morales
Addressing the World Social Forum taking place in Dakar, Senegal, February - 11, Bolivian President Evo Morales said that to save life and humanity it is necessary “to identify internal and external enemies and to fight imperialism and its main financial instrument that dominates the world’s population - capitalism.”

Morales also declared that “while there is injustice in different continents and while there is capitalist oppression or repression of the people, they will continue to rebel.”

With regards to the recent protests in Egypt and Tunisia, he believes that “the rebellion of the Arab population is against U.S.

He stated that “the people’s struggles will be unstoppable, even though the U.S. government has provided funds of millions and millions to stop such movements.”

Finally, the Bolivian president suggested that “capitalism is suffering throughout the world, due to the rebellion of the people.”

-Excerpted from http://www.argentinaindependent.com/currentaffairs/newsfromlatinamerica/bolivia-morales-calls-to-save-mother-earth-at-world-social-forum-//

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