This article originally appeared in the March 7-9, 2014, edition of CounterPunch, and was first published in Spanish on CubaDebate. It was released for the first anniversary of the passing of Hugo Chávez Frías, and is reproduced here given that it is a personal account from one who knew and travelled with Hugo Chávez.
A Personal Tribute
Hugo Chavez: a Giant Under the Moon
A year has passed since the physical parting of Hugo Chavez and it’s still impossible to accept. His voice was a constant in revolutionary Venezuela, his discourse was a school in continuous development. A humble man with a noble soul, Chavez had the courage of warriors and a heart filled with patriotism. He defied the most powerful interests without ever flinching. His hand never trembled, he never bowed down, he was always firm with serenity and conviction, ready to confront the…
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