Venezuelan embassy officials are actively seeking support for
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez’ policies in poor Bogota communities,
Canal RCN reported Wednesday.
RCN received a video showing two embassy officials and David Corredor, presidential candidate of the Bolivarian Socialist Movement, talking to the community of the barrio Policarpa Salavarrieta, a poor neighborhood in the south of Colombia’s capital.
At the meeting Corredor asked the community leaders to spread the Chavez doctrine in Bogota. “All you need is a little to make the decision and to take the socialist road,” Corredor said.
“We as representatives, let’s say diplomats, before the Colombian Government have the duty to carry the message of the President of the Republic, our Commander Chavez,” one of the Venezuelan officials told the community.
Corredor explained the details of the Bolivarian project and said there is no turning back: “There is a commander. It’s President Hugo Rafael Chavez and he is waging a fight for our people and we cannot be wrong with this.”
The presidential candidate said further the Colombian government is based “on lies, deceit and fraud.”
“I am pleased that there is some light in Bogota, and this light has to grow, it needs to be strengthened and has to be extended to the whole capital and all over Colombia,” Corredor said at the end of the meeting.
While Chavistas seek actively support of local communities, the government denied ‘anti-Chavistas’ to march against the Venezuelan President on Bogota’s Plaza de Bolivar in Bogota.
The secretary of the Bogota government said “the square was reserved for a different event,” newspaper El Espectador reporded. According to the the Chavez opponents, the square is reserved for a march against Uribe by alleged allies of Chavez. The march against Uribe is being promoted on Facebook.