President Chávez takes a stance on Libya
Hugo Chávez posted a message on the social network Twitter in solidarity with Libya
In a message posted on Thursday evening on his Twitter account, Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez voiced his support to Libya and said that Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi was facing a civil war.
"Let's go, Foreign Minister Nicolás (Maduro), give another lesson to the far-right Yankee supporters! Long live Libya and its independence! Gaddafi is facing a civil war!" Chávez wrote at the end of a session at the National Assembly (AN), where some Venezuelan ministers gave an account of their 2010 management, DPA reported.
As appears from this message, Chávez would join Cuba's Fidel Castro and Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega, the only leaders in the region in support of Gaddafi. The Libyan ruler faces a popular revolt where the death toll reaches hundreds of Libyans.
In September 2009, on the occasion of the Africa-South America Summit held on Margarita Island, Chávez decorated Gaddafi and presented him with a replica of a sword used by Venezuelan independence hero Simón Bolívar