Venezuelan president says "there is no way back" for his revolution
"Should I believe our work is all done (...) I would take some time off," said Hugo Chávez
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez stressed that he is seeking a fourth consecutive term in office that will enable him to remain in power for 20 years, in order to exceed an "irreversible threshold" in a way that "there will be no way back" for the socialist revolution.
"There is still so much to do... that's why I'm a candidate," said Chávez on Monday during an electoral rally in the state of Carabobo (north Venezuela), just two months before October 7 presidential elections.
Chávez, who was diagnosed with cancer in June 2011 and has undergone surgery three times, said he "would take some time off" if he could.
"Should I believe that all or most of our work here is done (...) I would take some time off to relax and especially to look after my sons, daughters, grandchildren, parents and even myself."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."