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Maduro evokes 30 years of Hugo Chavez’s release from Yare prison

Caracas, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday evoked three decades Commander Hugo Chávez (1954-2013)'s departure from the Yare prison, in Miranda State, where together with his companions he was held for two years.

“I am going to the catacombs with the people”, with that clarity and firmness, 30 years ago, our Commander Chávez left behind the walls of Yare, the head of State wrote in his X accounts.

Maduro indicated that the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution thus assumed the leadership of a “new historic cycle” for the country with the people as protagonists.

In an audiovisual material that accompanies the message, Chávez pointed out that on March 26, 1994, the Venezuelan people took them out of prison, which was for him “a school of forging, maturing and reflection.”

“I was not desperate to get out of prison, but I understood that the battle was in the streets” and “I went out to the battle that I had to fight together with you, because what do you do alone, nothing,” he affirmed.

The so-called Eternal Commander pointed out when he came down from the mountain of Yare, “I came without any fear to fulfill my conscience.”

He recalled that a press conference had been scheduled with some journalists, and one of them asked him, “Commander, where are you going now,” and he told him, “First, I am going to the catacombs with the people, that is my path.” The Bolivarian Revolutionary Movement 200 “is going to the streets, to the fight, to take the political power in Venezuela,” he stressed.

“We are going to build a new model in Venezuela, we have freed ourselves from the catacombs, today we are the Venezuelan people as owner and lord of the territory, and we are building the new Popular Power”, he reflected.

The Bolivarian commander said he felt loved by the people and alluded a phrase from Cuban hero José Martí, “Love is paid with love.”

“Long live the Bolivarian Revolution, long live socialism, long live the Venezuelan free homeland, until victory always,” he emphasized.

On March 26, 1994, after two years of confinement for his participation in a rebellion of February 4, 1992, Chávez and a group of fellow fighters were released from the Yare prison, to later fulfill the prophecy of going to the catacombs with the people and then to the Miraflores Palace, the seat of the Government.