Anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 2 (acn)
The 10th Anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution is being
celebrated in Venezuela with a group of activities that includes an
extraordinary summit of heads of state and government of the
Bolivarian Alternative of Our America (ALBA).
began this Monday with a ceremony to honour Simon Bolivar.
A floral wreath will be laid at the national pantheon were The
Liberator’s remains are kept and also at all the monuments to
Bolivar across the country, according to an ABN report.
The 4th Extraordinary ALBA Summit of Heads of State and Government
will be inaugurated later in the day with the participation of
presidents Evo Morales (Bolivia), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), Manuel
Zelaya (Honduras), Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua), the Dominican Prime
Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Cuban Vice President Jose Ramon Machado
Ventura and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, among other guests.
Finally, President Hugo Chavez and his counterparts from ALBA-member
countries will participate in a mass meeting this afternoon along
with the Venezuelan people to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the
Bolivarian Revolution this February 2, which has been declared a
The Cuban First VP highlighted the significance of the Bolivarian
Revolution upon arriving in Caracas on Sunday. He said “The
President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, is materializing the ideas of (Simon)
Bolivar,” reports the PL news agency.
“It is very important for us to be here today because Chavez, as the
leader of this Revolution, is a Caribbean man who is following the
ideals of Bolivar and (Jose) Marti,” Machado added.