Hugo Chavez

(Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías)

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  • Born: July 28, 1954
  • Died: March 5, 2013
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Judge









Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías was a Venezuelan politician who was President of Venezuela from 1999 to 2013. Chávez was also leader of the Fifth Republic Movement political party from its foundation in 1997 until 2007, when it merged with several other parties to form the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), which he led until 2012.

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America today is going to the left and not to the right. Miscellaneous
Capitalists are generating death. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Social Sciences
Chavez is not Chavez. Chavez is the people! And the people will not be stopped. Miscellaneous
Christopher Columbus was the spearhead of the biggest invasion and genocide ever seen in the history of humanity Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
Don’t be shameless, Mr Blair. Don’t be immoral, Mr. Blair. You are one of those who have no morals. You are not one who has the right to criticize anyone about the rules of the international community. You are an imperialist pawn who attempts to curry favor with Danger Bush-Hitler, the number one mass murderer and assassin there is on the planet. Go straight to hell, Mr. Blair. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Don’t mess with me, sir, or you will get stung. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I chew coca leaves every morning, and look at me! Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I swear by Christ---the greatest socialist in history. Loyalty & Loyalty Oaths
Remember, little girl, I’m like the thorn tree that flowers on the plain. I waft my scent to passers-by and prick he who shakes me. Don’t mess with me, Condoleezza. Don’t mess with me, girl. Oratory, Discussion & Debate ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
The Constitution will be reformed in accordance with our revolution. Constitution / Bills & Declaratiobns of Rights ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
The nationalization process will be carried out in accordance with the legal and constitutional framework, that, among other things, forbids expropriation. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The real threat to the world is the imperialistic threat posed by the U.S., and Israel is one of its imperialistic instruments in this part of the world. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
The way to hell is capitalism, neo liberalism and globalization. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Capitalism
Yesterday, the devil came here. Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today, this table that I am now standing in front of. 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… Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
An infernal machine that produces every minute an impressive amount of poor, 26 million poor in 10 years are 2.6 million per year of new poor, this is the road, well, the road to hell.
Convinced as I am and as I am from my government that the world needs a new moral architecture over all I believe that this should be the first topic to debate in our world of today, ethics, moral. Government
Even socialist dictators have an interest in gorgeous supermodels.
I am a President held prisoner, that I haven't resigned and I will not resign.
I am convinced that the path to a new, better and possible world is not capitalism, the path is socialism.
I became a soldier, not because I had a military vocation initially, but because it was the only way that that young, poor-class child from the provinces could go to the center of the country: through baseball, which was my dream.
I have said it already, I am convinced that the way to build a new and better world is not capitalism. Capitalism leads us straight to hell.
I hereby accuse the North American empire of being the biggest menace to our planet.
I love Jesus Christ. I am a Christian... I cry when I see injustice, children dying of hunger. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I painted. I wanted to be a painter. I sang.
I remember. How many minutes do I have left President? About one, one minute.
I shook Obama's hand and I said, 'I want to be your friend.' My hand is still outstretched. I am not Obama's enemy, but it's difficult not see imperialism in Washington. Those who don't see it don't want to see it, like the ostrich.
I think developed countries - so-called developed countries - should reflect upon the way of living and the waste of energy.
I think the United States and the secretary of State should be concerned about the poverty in this country - people without health insurance. The United States should stop being the empire and be concerned about other countries. You've got to be more worried about your own people. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I was a farm kid from the plains of South Venezuela, from a very poor family. I grew up in a palm tree house with an earthen floor. Families, Children & Parenting
I was an altar boy. My mother wanted me to be a priest. I am very Christian and Catholic. ... I'm very faithful. I believe in God, in Jesus Christ. Religion & God
I wish Obama would focus on governing the United States and would forget his country's imperialist pretensions.
I wish we could begin a new period of normal relations with the government of the United States. Government
I'm a Christian. I want the world of justice and equality. This is the only way to achieve peace. Equality & Equal Opportunity ;War & Peace
I'm a man with many defects. I love. I sing. I dream. I was born in the poor countryside. I was raised in the countryside, planting corn and selling sweets made by my grandmother. My children, my two daughters are with me and I want a better world for my grandchildren, for your grandchildren. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
In the United States, the government is bailing out banks, intervening in the economy, yet in Latin America, the Right continues to talk about 'free markets.' It's totally outdated; they don't have arguments; they don't have any sense. Government
It's a lie! I am not an anti-Semite. The World Jewish Congress supported me and said that I am not anti-Semitic.
Long live the Unity of Latin America.
Most governments in the United States in a hundred years have not respected the peoples of Latin America. They have sponsored coup d'etats, assassinations.
Mutual respect! That's what it takes to be friends. Respect
No part of the human community can live entirely on its own planet, with its own laws of motion and cut off from the rest of humanity.
Noam Chomsky has a book, which I read for the first time when I was in Spain, called 'Fear of Democracy'. There is your answer. Fear of democracy. In Honduras, they had a sham democracy. It was run by elites, what was called a liberal democracy, but in reality was a false democracy. Time
Oil is a very valuable resource for life - electric heaters. We must have to transition ourselves to a post-oil era. And that's what we must discuss: searching and developing new sources of energy. And that requires scientific research. That requires investment. And the developed countries must be the ones to assume this responsibility first. Life
One of the greatest rebels, who I really admire: Christ. He was a rebel. He ended up being crucified. He was a great rebel. He rebelled against the established power that subjugated. Power
Our policy is to deepen the relations with all the countries in the world - monarchies, kingdoms, large powers - we want to respect all differences and have our relationships based on mutual respect. Respect
The left is back, and it's the only path we have to get out of the spot to which the right has sunken us. Socialism builds and capitalism destroys.
The only way to save the world is through socialism, but a socialism that exists within a democracy; there's no dictatorship here.
The problem is not the oil, but what they do with the oil. The United States is the biggest spender of oil and of all the planet resources.
The U.S. people have a major role to play to solve, to save this planet.
The world needs a true leader, an Obama that promotes peace and understanding in the world. War & Peace
There is no turning back.
They do not walk in... the path of Christ.
This has been a great victory for the Venezuelan people.
Venezuela has changed forever.
Venezuela is a free country, and we will not be blackmailed by anyone. We will not accept being told what to do over Iran; we will not accept being anyone's colony.
Venezuelan interests are to be defended by Venezuela. The U.S. should defend the interests of the U.S. Where are the U.S. people, where are the intellectuals, who could put limits on their government? Government
We must confront the privileged elite who have destroyed a large part of the world.
We must reduce all the emissions that are destroying the planet. However, that requires a change in lifestyle, a change in the economic model: We must go from capitalism to socialism.
We must reduce the emissions 100 percent. In Venezuela, the emissions are currently insignificant compared to the emissions of the developed countries.
We want to be brothers and sisters. We want respect and equality. Simon Bolivar, our father, said a balanced world - a universe - a balanced universe in order to have peace and development. Respect ;Equality & Equal Opportunity ;War & Peace
We're not perfect, but we do have democracy.
What is the U.S. government looking for? And the elite governing this country? They're looking for oil. Government