[Marxism] Chavez and Paraguay Pres-elect Lugo lead Caracas rally

Fred Feldman ffeldman at bellatlantic.net
Sun Jun 22 15:08:29 MDT 2008

Chavez, Lugo Lead Rally in Caracas

Caracas, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and
President-elect of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, led on Thursday a political
ceremony with representatives of local councils from the whole country
at the Caracas Municipal Theatre.

Both leaders handed over funds for house construction and
rehabilitation as part of the Comprehensive Habitat Transformation
Program to benefit 61,998 families (609,000 people) and create over
474,000 direct and indirect jobs, according to Minister for Social
Participation and Protection, Erika Farias.

Now we must join hands to construct the kindgdom of peace,
justice, fairness, solidarity and truth, without which it would be very
difficult to build a new society, said Lugo, who will assume power on
August 15.

Chavez said the housing problem in Venezuela is a direct
consequence of the capitalist system, which turns everything into

We will revolutionize methods, he said, and increasingly add
local councils to the task of building houses with government aid.

Lugo is visiting Venezuela as part of a Latin American tour,
which took him to Bolivia and Ecuador, where he met Presidents Evo
Morales and Rafael Correa.

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