PHOTOS: Chavez remembered in Sydney

March 7, 2013

Dozens of people gathered in Sydney on March 6 to remember the life of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and express solidarity with the people of Venezuela.

People used the opportunity to speak about the progress the Venezuelan revolution has made in providing healthcare, education and employment for millions of people in that country, as well as using the country's natural resources to raise the living standards of people internationally.

National convenor of Socialist Alliance, Peter Boyle, said: "Chavez was a leader of the Venezuelan people but he was also a leader of the poor and oppressed all around the world. He put 21st century socialism on the world's agenda.

"Our duty, of course, is to complete that agenda. In that way we can best honour Chavez."

Photos: Peter Boyle

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