Boston, August 10, 2014 – The Consulate General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Boston held a series of events to commemorate the birth of President Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías.
On Monday, July 28, an interfaith religious ceremony was held in Covenant Church in central Boston, where Methodist Pastor Mike Clark and Bishop Filipe Texeira honored the memory of Commander Chávez, emphasizing his legacy of social justice.
On Thursday, July 31, a photographic exhibit titled “In Memory of Hugo Chávez” was held in Casa El Savador, a space in the Consulate General of El Salvador.
This exhibition, which was made possible with the solidarity and support of the Consulate General of El Salvador, was opened by remarks from that nation’s Consul General Alba Azucena López and the Consul General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Noel E. Martínez Ochoa, who highlighted the integrationist and Latin American-ist legacy of President Chávez.
The exhibit contained diverse photographs of Commander Chávez throughout his life, both before and after becoming President. It also included various campaign posters of the President which were supplied by the Boston Bolivarians Collective.
The event also featured a screening of Oliver Stone’s documentary My Friend Hugo.
The exhibition was open to the public until August 2, 2014 and was visited by diverse individuals and social organizations that have shown solidarity with our country, as well as with the process of change started by Commander Hugo Chávez and continued by President Nicolás Maduro.