Fight Back News Service is circulating the following letter that Freedom Road Socialist Organization conveyed to the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the passing of President Hugo Chavez.
To: The government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
From: Freedom Road Socialist Organization
Dear Compañeros and Compañeras,
It fills us with real sadness to hear of the death of President Hugo Chavez. The leadership and members of Freedom Road Socialist Organization send out deepest condolences to the government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
President Hugo Chavez was a hero in every sense of the word. He stood up to the U.S. empire. His vision of a world without imperialism and poverty will continue to inspire the peoples of the Americas, and indeed the entire world. Under the leadership of President Chavez, Venezuela sent aid to impoverished communities across the U.S. We will never forget this real, meaningful and concrete solidarity.
Nor will we forget the courage that President Chavez demonstrated in the face of the U.S.-backed coup, or when he came to the United Nations in New York City and rightfully compared George Bush to the devil.
President Hugo Chavez will be missed by all revolutionary and progressive people. His legacy of struggle, sacrifice and determination in the face of adversity will live forever.
We send our solidarity and profound sympathy to the government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at this difficult moment.
Freedom Road Socialist Organization