Cuban leader congratulates Chavez on re-election
English.news.cn 2012-10-08 19:30:48
HAVANA, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) — Cuban leader Raul Castro has congratulated
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez on his election victory and reiterated
"unwavering solidarity and support."
"On behalf of the Cuban government and people, I congratulate you on
this historic triumph, demonstrating the strength of the Bolivarian
revolution and its unquestionable popular support," Castro said in a
message published by the official Granma newspaper.
"Your decisive victory ensures the continuity of the struggle for the
genuine integration of Latin America," he added.
Chavez, 58, was re-elected Sunday for a new six-year term to lead the
South American nation and pursue his "21st century socialism" project of
Venezuela is Cuba's main economic and political ally. Currently more
than 45,000 Cuban professionals are serving in the social projects
undertaken by Chavez, while Venezuela supplies 10,000 barrels of oil per
day to the island country at preferential prices.