Receive a Bolivarian greeting filled with joy, before the overwhelming electoral victory of the Dominica Labour Party that ratifies you today as Prime Minister of such a loved and admired island.
The people of Dominica deposited their trust on you, standing tall with great honour before the oligarchy that has tried to stop the democratic aspirations of the People, condemning all the efforts that we have jointly made to achieve definite unity of our nations.
As I found out of this genuinely good news, to my mind came some words of our Father Liberator Simon Bolivar, expressed in his “Jamaica Letter” on September 6, 1815, responding to Henry Cullen, a British citizen residing in Falmouth. A great ideological log that I hereby include for being both opportune and true: Surely union is what is missing to complete the master piece of our generation.
In January 2008, the integration of the Caribbean countries revitalized when the Commonwealth of Dominica decided, freely and in a sovereign manner to join the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America. This action, involved us in the consolidation process for real and truly democratic union, keeping with the interests of an Alliance that seeks complementarity for the nations that give it its life.
I would like to recall Phyllis Shand Allfrey, founder of the Dominica Labour Party, a poet that sang beautifully to her Country in a play that a treasure with affection, titled “Love for an Island’: Their passion drives them to perpetuation: they dig, they plant, they build and they aspire to the eternal landmark; when they die the forest covers up their set desire. Salesmen and termites occupy their dwelling, their legendary politics decay. Yet they achieve an ultimate memorial: they blend their flesh with the beloved clay.
And of this love for country, we are now seeing our People, men and women who were “born of the scenery,” attentive to the smallmindedness of the foreign usurper to respond with clear conviction in defense of their space and future.
Therefore, greeting to the People of Dominica who keep proving day by day their maturity and political knowledge, preventing the attempt of media attacks, reiterating to the world that there is nothing more powerful than popular sovereignty, less when this one is aware of its own transforming power.
I would like to reiterate my congratulations for your reelection, with the warm and natural affection that has always united us to the sister people of Dominica. Remember, partner, that by us there will always be an immense constructive popular force, creative and liberating which nobody could defeat. Receive my respect and admiration.
Always until victory!
Hugo Chavez Frias
We will succeed
Tags: Election 2009