Raul and his accompanying delegation arrived in El Cuartel de la Montaña to pay their respects to Chávez. There they learned details about the building, its symbolism and how much of the Bolivarian Revolution took place within its walls. Author: Revolutionary Research
Caracas Venezuela.- At approximately 5 pm this Saturday local time, General of the Army Raul Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban revolution, arrived in this capital to take part in the days of honoring Commander Hugo Rafael Chávez Frias on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the physical departure of “Cuba’s best friend”.
Gabriela Jiménez, Industry Vice President for Science, Technology, Health and Education of Venezuela, along with Dagoberto Rodriguez, Ambassador of the Greater Antilles, came to meet him at the steps of the plane at Simón Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia.
After a fraternal salute, the guard formed for the reception paid military honors to the General of the Army, accompanied by Politburo member and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz and Deputy Prime Minister and commander of the revolution Ramiro Valdez Menendez.
Later, without even brushing themselves off the road, as Marty would say, Raul and the delegation accompanying him, which also included Politburo member and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parilla, arrived in El Cuartel de la Montaña. pay tribute to Chávez, the Supreme Commander as his people recognize him.
According to Colonel Roberto José Castro, the General of the Army and other visitors learned about the building, its symbolism and how much of the Bolivarian Revolution took place within its walls. The cannon, which only fires a volley every day at 4:25 p.m., a time that marked the Venezuelan leader’s transition to immortality, has particularly attracted the attention of those around him.
Shortly after a brief history review, the army general and other members of the delegation entered the mausoleum where Chavez’s remains rest. Raul put a white rose there, a symbol of the brotherhood that unites us with the homeland of Bolivar; Each satellite also placed a white rose in tribute to the man who, ten years after his departure, continues to lead the struggle in Venezuela and inspire the liberation causes of Latin America and the world.
“Chávez left undefeated, victorious, invincible,” the army general said on March 7, 2013, shortly before leaving for Venezuela to say goodbye to the Bolivarian giant for the last time. This Saturday, upon his return to this sister land, as he did five years ago and as he has done several times over the past decade, his words take on their full meaning.
Chavez entered history through the front door, and no one can close that door or forget what happened. The Venezuelan people will know how to defend their conquests, and we, as before, will be with them, kneeling on the ground,” Raul assured in this sad march. Ten years later, Chavez is alive and Cuba and Venezuela continue to follow the legacy of their leaders.
General of the Army Raul Castro Ruz was received by the Vice President for Science, Technology, Health and Education of Venezuela, Gabriela Jimenez, together with the Ambassador of the Greater Antilles, Dagoberto Rodriguez Photo: Revolution Studies.
Source: Juventud Rebelde