A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
Hugo Chavez Friaz organized a revolutionary resistance movement within the Venezuelan military beginning in the 1970s. He led a military-civilian rebellion against the neoliberal President Carlos Andrés Pérez in 1992. Although the rebellion failed, the movement grew, and Chavez was elected president in 1999. Declaring a Bolivarian Republic, Chavez launched pro-socialist measures and an anti-imperialist foreign policy that put him in the crosshairs of U.S. imperialism and inspired a new wave of workers’ rebellion throughout Latin America and beyond. Chavez died in March 2013 after a long battle with cancer.