Subject: HCI-FPFS LAUDS NAMING OF LIBYAN SPORTS STADIUM AFTER VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has demonstrated so many ways that he is a true leader, a bridge builder between continents, a unifier between nations and above all a symbol of hope in the 21st century. He has enabled his Government to focus its energies and capabilities on uplifting the living standards of the people of Venezuela, and helped freed the Latin American nation from the stranglehold of imperialism and local reactionary, oppressive and fascist oligarchy empire.
Known to many Africans as the « Osagyfo of Latin America », Mr. Hugo Chavez has dedicated his presidency to bring the comprador government of President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia and its Para-military guerrilla opponents on the peace table to end the tears, sorrows, pains, tribulations, traumas, degradation, dehumanisation and frenzies associated with the world’s longest and devastating senseless civil war in the hemisphere. He has helped to lay the foundation for the release of all hostages held by Colombia’s Para-military groups and for return of the Southern American nation into the comity of civilised nations.
Wise, charismatic and visionary leader, President Hugo Chavez’s commitment to peace, freedom and human dignity is evident everywhere. By focusing efforts on restoring the lost dignity of the Venezuelan people, President Hugo Chavez has resisted the US destabilisation efforts in Latin America, subversive plans carried out by the Agency for International Development, the National Endowment for Democracy, the corporate media, immoral international instruments and other tools employed by the US to dominate humanity.
In his determination to fight terrorism and organised crime, President Hugo Chavez has demanded the immediate extradition of international terrorist criminal Luis Posada from Florida in the USA to Venezuela, where he is currently wanted for bombing Cuban airliner in 1976, killing all 73 people on board. The President has also demanded the international community to exert pressure on the US to send Posada Carriles to face justice for crimes committed against humanity.
On promoting and defending peace, human rights and freedom around the globe, President Hugo Chavez has identified himself with the noble and just causes of the oppressed humankind, especially Arabs in Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. He has denounced the Israel’s unending holocaust campaign against Arabs in the Middle East and Africa, as criminal tactics that were only employed by the Nazis criminals during World war II.
On his special love for Africa and black people everywhere, President Hugo Chavez has been speaking for Africa in international gathering. He has so many times call on multilateral lending institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, London Club, Paris Club and World Bank to write off all debts incurred by the continent, and demand that these international creditors end their heinous orthodox policies toward Africa. The President has also given strong support for the formation of the Union Government of Africa as the moral path towards ensuring lasting peace, freedom and development on the continent. He has proposed for a unity triangle between Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.
The decision by the Libyan Olympic Committee to name Libya’s sports stadium in the North-eastern port city of Benghazi after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is a right step to honour good leaders and to inculcate the spirit of justice, morality, freedom and dignity amongst the world’s leaders. It must be stated here also that, President Hugo Chavez was in 2004 awarded with the Gaddafi Human Rights Prize for resisting the evils of imperialism and the detractors of Venezuela, both in and outside the Latin American country.
This is not the first time that the President of Venezuela has been honoured on the African soil. In 2007, a group of Africans met in Bamako, Mali to form an International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity, which was named after Hugo Chavez.
The Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) warmly congratulates President Hugo Chavez on being honoured once again on the African soil with the naming of one of Libya(s sports stadium after him. President Chavez beliefs in socialism of the 21st century, for peace, human rights, social justice, and respect for sovereignty of the people, economic emancipation, dignity and development speak volumes in justification for backing such honour.
We thank President Hugo Chavez for standing up against imperialism and all its vestiges of racist Zionism, injustice and terrorism. We thank President Hugo Chavez for defending the oppressed in a world that believes in enriching a cabal of few capitalist thieves at the tears and sorrows of the people. The world needs President Hugo Chavez to help change the lives of many living in oppressed societies.
Besides the importance of this great honour, we in the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) believe the Libyan Olympic Committee, and of course other sports Institutions in the world have given the Venezuelan people a “deserving and perfect gift”. The Libyan Olympic Committee, headed by Dr. Mohammed Gaddafi has in deed reinforced the illuminating personality and integrity of the Venezuelan leader, and made him a perfect role model to humankind.
Words alone cannot express the happiness and joy that this honour has brought to us in the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS). Our congratulations therefore do not only go to President Hugo Chavez, but also to all the people of Venezuela and Latin America, as well as the progressive world. The Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS) is grateful that this great son of Venezuela, and of Latin America has been shared with Africa and the global village community, making him and his beliefs a precious gift to humankind.
Long live Africa-Latin America-Caribbean solidarity!
Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh
President of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS).
For, and on behalf of executives, staffs and supporters of the Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity (HCI-FPFS).
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