Hugo Chavez: Book of Condolence & cadlelit vigil

Following the devastating news announced yesterday regarding the death of Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan Solidarity Campaign is calling a candlelit vigil on Thursday 7th March, 6pm at by the statue of Simon Bolivar in Belgrave Square, London, SW1X.

The nearest tube is Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line). You can view a map by clicking here

In addition, the The Venezuelan Embassy has opened a book of condolence for members of the public who wish to show their respects to President Chavez. The book of condolence is open for signing at Bolivar Hall, 54-56 Grafton Way London, Greater London W1T 5DL (Nearest tube: Warren St) on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, 06 March 2013: from 13:00 to 19:00
Thursday, 07 March 2013: from 09:00 to 19:00
Friday 08 March 2013: from 09:00 to 19:00
Saturday 09 March 2013: from 13:00 to 17:00

Alternatively you can send messages of condolence electronically via the following email address:

We, the Manchester Branch of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, have already sent our condolences, a copy of which you can below. Venceremos!

Dear Samuel Moncada
Manchester Cuba Solidarity Campaign would like to offer its condolences and deepest sympathy to the people of Venezuela.
Latin America is the one place where we are seeing the building of an alternative vision for humanity – one where the dignity of human life takes centre stage.
Hugo Chavez has been a central figure in making that vision become a reality.
Together with the Venezuelan people we mourn his loss.
But we know that he will continue to live on with us: his achievements are the achievements of the Venezuelan people and the hope of a better world.
Bruce Rafeek
Manchester Cuba Solidarity Campaign