Caracas, 16 Dic. AVN.- "A course of victories has been charted for our people," said Sunday Venezuelan vice-president Nicolas Maduro on the framework of the eighth anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and 200 since Simon Bolivar's Cartagena Manifesto.
Mr Maduro thanked expressions of solidarity on behalf of ALBA representatives, who conveyed their best wishes and optimism for the quick recovery of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
In a press conference in Caracas, Maduro said that "they give us strength and hope" and he took the opportunity to thank the willingness of ALBA Heads of State to take part on commemorative activities carries our in Caracas.
"When we requested the ALBA nations to take part on that modest commemorative activity, Evo Morales said he would come immediately: 'I want to share that event with my brother Chavez and the Venezuelan people,' said the Bolivian President," Maduro recalled.
In addition, the Venezuelan Vice-President emphasized the optimism expressed by former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya, who traveled to Caracas "always with his good vibration, intelligence and perseverance, representing the Honduran people."
Last Saturday, Dec. 15, two activities were carried out in Caracas to recall peoples' battles to achieve independence and unity among sister nations, so as to defend their sovereignty, as it is the bicentennial of the Cartagena Manifesto and the creation of ALBA.
The activity was attended by Antigua and Barbuda prime minister Baldwin Spencer and vice prime minister Anthony Liverpool; Dominica ambassador to Caracas Philbert Aaron; Bolivian president Evo Morales and foreign minister David Choquehuanca; vice-president of the Cuban Council of Ministers Miguel Diaz Canel; Ecuadorean foreign minister Ricardo Patino; former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya and Nicaraguan Minister of Government Ana Isabel Morales.