Consolidation as a zone of peace is the aim of Venezuela
an article by Venezuelan News Agency
The government of President Nicolas Maduro "has
for its historic objective to achieve peace in the
world as the only way to save the human race. We
are a country of peace, that works hard with all
our brothers, our American and Caribbean neighbors
to achieve true union of our peoples" says the
national government in a statement released by the
Foreign Minister, Elias Jaua, May 4th.
President Maduro. Foto: AVN
click on photo to enlarge
The text also states that this peace initiative,
inspired by the ideals of Commander Chavez and the
Patriotic Plan for the period 2013-2019, is being
carried out in order to "be free and sovereign and
to consolidate our position as a zone of peace ."
On Thursday, during the installation of the
Government in the state of Miranda, President
Nicolas Maduro reiterated that the strengthening
of security and the promotion of a culture of
peace were two of the top priorities of his
administration, as a way to advance towards the
construction of a fully socialist society.
"We call upon them to build territories of peace. We
know how to move forward and where we are going,"
said Maduro to an audience in Miranda state, whom he
met at the Petroleum Complex of Venezuela (PDVSA).
In his remarks, he stressed that efforts to
establish a culture of peace must transcend the
local level and multiply in every corner of the
country in the form of specific projects, such as
groups of the Movement for Peace and Life and the
project "Canchas de Paz" (Peace courts).
The head of state said that by 2019 they should
have achieved the goals in housing, consolidating
the plans for Barrio Nuevo and Barrio Tricolor,
guaranteeing free public education of high
quality, strengthening culture with the plan
"Cultura Corazon Adentro", and strengthening the
Nutrition Mission, all aimed at providing the
material conditions to ensure stability and peace
for the Venezuelan people
He expressed that "the material living conditions
of the people should be consolidated to achieve an
optimal level of progress in social equality.
What we have to do is to consolidate progress in
the moral and spiritual values of our people. We
need both hands, the material and the
(Click here for a Spanish version of this article)
Question(s) related to this article:
Can the culture of peace be established at the level of the state?,
* * * * *
Latest reader comment:
The state has come, over the centuries, to monopolize the culture of war. It would require a radical change in its very nature for it to abandon the culture of war and adopt a culture of peace.
For details on how the state has come to monopolize the culture of war, see The History of the Culture of War