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Hugo Chavez (1954 – 2013)


President of Venezuela from 2 February 1999 until his death.
Hugo Chavez
The world has an offer for everybody but it turned out that a few minorities--the descendants of those who crucified Christ, the descendants of those who expelled Bolivar from here and also those who in a certain way crucified him in Santa Marta, there in Colombia--they took possession of the riches of the world, a minority took possession of the planetís gold, the silver, the minerals, the water, the good lands, the oil, and they have concentrated all the riches in the hands of a few; less than 10 percent of the world population owns more than half of the riches of the world.
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The Devil is right at home. The Devil, the Devil himself, is right in the house.
And the Devil came here yesterday. Yesterday the Devil came here. Right here. [crosses himself] And it smells of sulphur still today.
Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum, the president of the United States, the gentleman to whom I refer as the Devil, came here, talking as if he owned the world. Truly. As the owner of the world.
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The south also exists... the future of the north depends on the south. If we don't make that better world possible, if we fail, and through the rifles of the U.S. Marines, and through Mr. Bush's murderous bombs, if there is no coincidence and organization necessary in the south to resist the offensive of neo-imperialism, and the Bush doctrine is imposed upon the world, the world will be destroyed.




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The descendants of those who crucified Christ... have taken ownership of the riches of the world, a minority has taken ownership of the gold of the world, the silver, the minerals, water, the good lands, petrol, well, the riches, and they have concentrated the riches in a small number of hands.
Chavez Hugo
Just look at the internal repression inside the United States, the Patriot Act, which is a repressive law against U.S. citizens. They have put in jail a group of journalists for not revealing their sources. They won't allow them to take pictures of the bodies of the dead soldiers, many of them Latinos, coming from Iraq. Those are signs of Goliath's weaknesses.
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The world should forget about cheap oil. [The price] will keep going up and some day arrive at US$100 per barrel.
Hugo Chavez
Every factory must be a school to educate, like Che Guevara said, to produce not only briquettes, steel, and aluminum, but also, above all, the new man and woman, the new society, the socialist society.
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Go to hell, gringos! Go home!...What does the empire want? Condoleezza said it. How are you? Youíve forgotten me, missy...Condoleezza said it clearly, itís about creating a new geopolitical map in the Middle East...They took out Saddam Hussein and they hung him, for better or worse. Itís not up to me to judge any government, but that gentleman was the president of that country.
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Everyday I become more convinced, there is no doubt in my mind, as many intellectuals have said, that it is necessary to transcend capitalism. But capitalism can not be transcended through capitalism itself; it must be done through socialism, true socialism, with equality and justice. Iím also convinced that it is possible to do it under democracy, but not in the type of democracy being imposed by Washington.
Chavez Hugo
1.- Luis Miquilena, a political mentor who helped steer Chavez to the presidency in 1998, has done an about-face since leaving the government in 2002. This week, he described it as a "hypocritical authoritarianism that tries to sell the world certain democratic appearances". 2.- He said of him:... he is made for the confrontation... his style of governing was an almost of teenager... he is not a man furnished well mentally... he has not definite ideology... he is incendiary... he is erratic... he is unpunctual... he is disordered... is lover of luxury... he is limited... he is emotive... he was operating with total arbitrariness, as if he was handling a personal ranch... "annotate me there, to give 4 billions to this bank"... he has not rules of control... he does not know of finance... "Fidel had put in his head from a beginning, the idea that he could to be assassinated".
Hugo Chavez
Israel has gone mad. It's attacking, doing the same thing to the Palestinian and Lebanese people that they have criticised - and with reason - the Holocaust. But this is a new Holocaust.




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Privatization is a neoliberal and imperialist plan. Health canít be privatized because it is a fundamental human right, nor can education, water, electricity and other public services. They canít be surrendered to private capital that denies the people from their rights.
Hugo Chavez
A tropical Mussolini.
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What they have implanted here, which is really a 'gringo' custom, is terrorism. They disguise children as witches and wizards, that is contrary to our culture.
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I have found yet another friend here. And with such a friend we will together form a team, like a soccer team. This will be a fighting team.
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I extend from here my recognition of all who voted against us, recognition of their democratic weight.
Hugo Chavez
I give you a replica of liberator Simon Bolivar's sword. For you who, like Bolivar, took up arms to liberate your people. For you who, like Bolivar, are and will always be a true freedom fighter. [Mugabe] continues, alongside his people, to confront the pretensions of new imperialists.
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I don't want to die. Please don't let me die.
Hugo Chavez
Mr. Obama decided to attack us, Now you want to win votes by attacking Venezuela. Donít be irresponsible. You are a clown, a clown. Leave us in peace Ö Go after your votes by fulfilling that which you promised your people.
Chavez Hugo
I liked [Chavez]. He's very warm and very gracious. And he's a bear. I've always said that if he looked like Woody Allen he'd play a lot better with the world press. I think men are threatened by his physicality.


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