In a video message leading up to the Venezuela elections this Sunday, Bolivia's Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera says that Venezuela's future is key to the future of the American continent.
"The destiny of Latin America is at play in Venezuela, just as it was 210, 215 years ago," Garcia Linera said.
"The only thing that is stopping the United States from erasing any hint of democracy, equality and well-being of the common people of the Latin American continent is the barrier put up by Venezuela."
The Bolivian leader, academic and former leftist guerrilla said the destiny of progressive movements in Latin America could be defined by what happens in the coming days.
Referring to recent losses suffered by progressive movements across the continent, Garcia Linera said: "We will win again – with difficulties and problems – but we will win again because it is destiny, the destiny of humanity toward justice, toward equality. Humanity's destiny is not injustice, not domination."
Garcia Linera and Bolivian President Evo Morales have been consistent and outspoken voices supporting Venezuela's sovereignty, and calling for non-intervention in the affairs of the South American country.