The second day of the "Todos Somos Venezuela," or We Are All Venezuela gathering kicked off in Caracas Tuesday, with hundreds of international guests in attendance lending their support and solidarity the country's Bolivarian Revolution.
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Some 300 delegates from more than 95 countries joined from Venezuelans from various political organizations for the three-day meeting that began Monday.
The event takes place as the nation marks five years since the passing of Hugo Chavez, and as the United States and its allies step up pressure against the government of Nicolas Maduro.
teleSUR spoke with numerous guests about their perceptions of life in Venezuela as well as the Bolivarian government.
Mexican economist Ana Esther Ceceña said that the 'fighting spirit' of Venezuelans contradicts the narrative that is positioned abroad about the country.
"Fortunately, we have other means of communication that show us that this is not the case," she told teleSUR, adding that the alleged humanitarian crisis "is part of the war with which to destabilize the country."
"The only way to stop it is with resistance, organization and searches for alternatives," she said.
For Luis Suarez, a delegate from Cuba, the struggle in Venezuela is an international one.
"We are not only fighting a battle for Venezuela, but also for the Patria Grande (larger homeland)," he told VTV.
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Fernando Tello said the event provides a window for Venezuela to "show its reality through tangible movements, without being carried away by the international media showing something contrary to what we live."
Also on Monday, leaders from the Bolivarian Alliance of Our America, or ALBA, met in the Venezuelan capital to reject intervention in the country's affairs.