Privatization is a neoliberal and imperialist plan. Health can't be privatized because it is a fundamental human right, nor can education, water, electricity and other public services. They can't be surrendered to private capital that denies the people from their rights.

โ€” Hugo Chavez

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Racism is very characteristic of imperialism and capitalism.

Hate against me has a lot to do with racism. Because of my big mouth and curly hair. And I'm so proud to have this mouth and this hair, because it is African.


Democracy is impossible in a capitalist system.

Capitalism is the realm of injustice and a tyranny of the richest against the poorest.


What hurts me most is poverty, and that's what led me to become a rebel.


I am convinced that the path to a new, better and possible world is not capitalism, the path is socialism.


Capitalism is the way of the devil and exploitation.

If you really want to look at things through the eyes of Jesus Christ -- who I think was the first socialist -- only socialism can really create a genuine society.


The grand destroyer of the world, and the greatest threat... is represented by U.S. imperialism.


We have to re-invent socialism. It can't be the kind of socialism that we saw in the Soviet Union, but it will emerge as we develop new systems that are built on cooperation, not competition.


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.


We shall remember Gaddafi our whole lives as a great fighter, a revolutionary and a martyr.


The ones who close the path for peacefull revolution, at the same time open the path for violent revolution.


We're not perfect, but we do have democracy.


Long live the Unity of Latin America.


About Hugo Chavez

Quotes 78 sayings
Profession Statesman
Birthday October 16

When imperialism feels weak, it resorts to brute force.


Venezuela has changed forever.


Venezuela has the biggest oil reserves in the world.

And the biggest gas reserves in this hemisphere, the eighth in the world. Venezuela was a U.S. oil colony. All of our oil was going up to the north, and the gas was being used by the U.S. and not by us. Now we are diversifying. Our oil is helping the poor.


Mr. Bush is an illegitimate President. In Florida, his brother Jeb deleted many black voters from the electoral registers. So this President is the result of a fraud.


If the United States was mad enough to attack Iran or aggress Venezuela again the price of a barrel of oil could reach $150 or even $200.


I'm a Christian. I want the world of justice and equality. This is the only way to achieve peace.


Let's save the human race, let's finish off the U.S. empire.


Donโ€™t let yourselves be poisoned by those wandering Jews.


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.


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.


I hereby accuse the North American empire of being the biggest menace to our planet.


Latin Americans have gotten tired of the Washington consensus - a neoliberalism that has aggravated misery and poverty.


I do wish that the IMF and the World Bank would disappear soon.


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.


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.


The United States is like Count Dracula who at six o'clock in the morning has not sucked [any necks].


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.


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.


I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet.


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.


Uruguay is one of the biggest producers of software.

We are breaking with the neoliberal model. We do not believe in free trade.


We also exchange oil for software technology.

Uruguay is one of the biggest producers of software. We are breaking with the neoliberal model. We do not believe in free trade. We believe in fair trade and exchange, not competition but cooperation. I'm not giving away oil for free. Just using oil, first to benefit our people, to relieve poverty.


I concern myself with Venezuela. However, some rightwing movements are transforming me into a pawn in the domestic politics of their countries, by making statements that are groundless.


I haven't any thirst for revenge.


It makes one sad to see the sell-out of President Fox, really it makes one sad.

How sad that the president of a people like the Mexicans lets himself become the puppy dog of the empire.


I love books. If they are good books, I love them even more. But even if they are bad books, I still love them.


For us Catholics, John Paul II will be remembered as a traveling Pope .

.. and we should also remember he preached world peace. When the United States invaded Iraq, for example, John Paul II said it was an illegal and immoral act.


That man, the king of vacations... the king of vacations in his ranch said nothing but, you have to flee, and didn't say how... that cowboy, the cowboy mentality.


I am a President held prisoner, that I haven't resigned and I will not resign.


We must confront the privileged elite who have destroyed a large part of the world.


Let the dogs of the empire bark, that's their job;

ours is to battle to achieve the true liberation of our people.


Down with the U.S. empire! It must be said, in the entire world: Down with the empire!


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.


Fascists are not human. A snake is more human.


I remember. How many minutes do I have left President? About one, one minute.


It doesn't smell of sulphur any more.

No, it smells of something else. It smells of hope, and you have to have hope in your heart.


For a hundred years we have been one of the largest oil-producing countries in the world but with a 60 percent poverty rate and now we are canceling the historical debt.

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