Hugo Chavez Tells Black Journalist He is Proud of His African Features
Hugo Chavez, the recently departed leader of Venezuela, left a legacy that is both mixed and powerful. He seemed deeply committed to fighting for the poor and soon became an enemy of capitalist countries such as the United States. He recently lost his battle with cancer, leaving his home country bitterly divided over who is going to assume power.
Chavez held onto power for 14 years, and his country was the fourth largest supplier of oil to the United States. But in addition to being a trading partner with the US, Chavez fought to reduce US dominance in Latin America.
“He’s the best president in history,” said Andrés Mejía, 65, a retiree in Cumaná. “Look at how emotional I am — I’m crying. I cannot accept the president’s death. But the revolution will continue with Maduro.”
The country is going to move forward with a new election since Chavez was at the start of his most recent term. The election is likely going to feature Vice President Nicolás Maduro against Henrique Capriles Radonski.
In this interview with Democracy Now, President Chavez speaks about his connection with people of color around the world. Check it out below:
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