ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Two Prophecies

A brief history of the Bolivarian revolution of Venezuela and a personal memoir of its recently deceased leader, Hugo Chavez, from an octogenarian Chavista who calls out the cancer of US imperialism trying to undermine the leftward shift of the Latin American continent. This is the first of a two-part series.

On 30 March 1976, I landed in Cumana, capital city of the state of Sucre in Venezuela, where I had a contract to teach Physics at the Universidad de Oriente. How and why I ended up in Venezuela is of little interest for this article dedicated to my sorely missed Commander-in-Chief, Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias.

At that time Cumana was one of the poorest cities in Venezuela and, to a certain extent, still is. It was shocking and unbelievable to behold such poverty in a country fabulously rich in natural resources, approximately equal to those of my native Canada but concentrated in about a tenth of its area and with a far milder climate.

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