by Lady Michelle-Jennifer Santos, Founder & Publisher
March 7, 2013 (TSR) – Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Secretary General Ali Rodriguez Araque laments about the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chávez, and said, “you will be remembered as the great proponent of this idea (Latin America Integration), as the great recovery of the original project of Bolivar, Bolivar permanent driver, Sucre “.
He furthered stressed on Wednesday, stating that: “Every time he made a principled position that is most important in the management of state and foreign policy of a State” it is always with the flexibility to maintain a respectful relationship with all nations.
UNASUR released this statement:
The Council of Heads of State and Government of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), expresses its deep sorrow at the passing away of the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Commander Hugo Chavez Frias, strong advocate of unity and South American integration.
It was under the leadership of President Hugo Chavez visionary, in April 2007, when it was decided in Isla Margarita, Venezuela, the creation of UNASUR.
Since then, his tireless commitment to the cause of South American integration process marked with our stamp inspired by the pursuit of happiness and justice for the majority.
The memory of President Chavez will linger in the collective memory of our people for their role as regional leader of integration and as a symbol of a generation of statesmen who consolidated the foundations of identity and unity of South America, following the legacy left us by the liberators .
The Council of Heads of State and Government of the Union in its accompanying pain and encouraged in their strength of spirit, the noble people and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in particular, to the family of President Chavez such difficult circumstances.
In statements to Telesur, from Doctor Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital in Caracas, Rodriguez Araque emphasized that Chávez will not only be remembered as the promoter of Latin American integration, but as the leader who “recovered the dignity of Venezuela, how to be proud of being a Venezuelan. ”
“It is also a country that fully recovered their independence, which allowed the same time to establish the relationship with Cuba,” said former Foreign Minister and former Minister of the Bolivarian Government, who noted: “There are many achievements he left on the road and taking stock would be extraordinary. ”
Also ex-guerrilla and a close friend of President Chávez , he recalls many feelings and memories, “We were classmates of ideals, share personal issues”.
Consciousness in Venezuela and the world
Rodriguez Araque further emphasized that Chávez was a leader who shocked his country and the rest of the nations of Latin America for its insistence on the unification of the peoples and of nations.
The president’s greatest achievement is “creating awareness among the people of Venezuela and the peoples of the world,” said the general secretary of UNASUR.
“He was one of the protagonists of the fundamental changes in the region. Put great effort into the reunification of this great country as the Libertador Simón Bolívar wanted,” he said.
He insisted that Unasur is a strategy that gives sustainability and durability to the “huge reserves of natural resources that a region like (Latin America) this has.”
“Chávez struck nations. Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador are witness to that, we all know that is the great liberator was Simon Bolivar but he (Chávez) was the one who took on the task of carrying out this project (the Bolivarian) and continued strongly and persevered in that idea,” he said.
Pursued among others with President Chávez as the main driver, the Unasur was born in 2007 so that South American nations would build their own identity and would work harmoniously in projects that promote development in the region in the political, economic, social and cultural.
The countries of the region who are its members are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.