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Letter from Fidel Castro to Hugo Chavez upon Chavez ’s Departure from Cuba

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    Letter from Fidel Castro to Hugo Chavez upon Chavez’s Departure from Cuba Feb 18th 2013, by Fidel Castro [image: Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez (archive)]
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      Letter from Fidel Castro to Hugo Chavez upon Chavez�s Departure from Cuba

      Feb 18th 2013, by Fidel Castro
      [image: Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez (archive)]

      Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez (archive)

      *Venezuenalysis.com translates the letter written to Hugo Chavez by Fidel
      Castro just before Chavez�s return to Venezuela in the early hours of
      Monday 18 February.*

      Dear Hugo,

      I am extremely satisfied that you have been able to return to that piece
      of American land which you love so much, and to our brother people who
      support you so much.

      A long and agonising wait, as well as your astonishing capacity for
      physical resistance and the total dedication of a team of doctors, as has
      been the case over the last 10 years, were necessary to achieve this

      It would be totally unfair not to mention the insurmountable dedication of
      your closest family members, your colleagues in the revolutionary
      leadership, the Bolivarian Armed Forces, who were re-armed and re-equipped
      by you, and the honest people of the world who have shown their support.

      The breath the Venezuelan people offered you also deserves a special
      mention, who saluted you with their daily demonstrations of enthusiastic
      and unshakeable support. It is to this which your happy return to Venezuela
      is owed.

      You learned a lot about life, Hugo, in those difficult days of suffering
      and sacrifice. Now that we will not have the privilege of receiving news of
      you on a daily basis, we will go back to the method of correspondence which
      we have used for many years.

      We will always live to fight for justice for human beings, consciously and
      humbly, without fear of the years, months, days or hours that we might have
      left to live in the most critical era of the history of our humanity.

      Our people, who are also your people, will know tomorrow of your return to
      Venezuelan via this message. Everything had to be done with much
      discretion, so as not to give an opportunity to the fascist groups to plan
      any of their cynical actions against the Bolivarian revolutionary process.

      When the socialist camp collapsed and the USSR disintegrated, and
      imperialism with its sharpened knife tried to drown the Cuban Revolution in
      blood, Venezuela, a relatively small country in divided America, was
      capable of preventing that. Due to time restraints, I have not mentioned
      the numerous countries in the Antilles, Central and South America that
      Venezuela has helped, on top of its great economic and social programmes.
      That is why all honest people of the world have followed closely the
      �health and news of Chavez�.

      Until victory always!

      A firm hug!

      Fidel Castro Ruz
      8.35 p.m.
      February 17 2013

      *Translated by Rachael Boothroyd for Venezuelanalysis.com*
      *Source URL (retrieved on 18/02/2013 - 11:57am):*

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