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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Hugo Chavez d. March 5, 2013

The great revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez died March 5, 2013, a tremendous loss for the people of Venezuela and all those who fight imperialism globally.

"The government of the United States doesn't want peace. It wants to exploit its system of exploitation, of pillage, of hegemony through war.

It wants peace. But what's happening in Iraq? What happened in Lebanon? In Palestine? What's happening? What's happened over the last 100 years in Latin America and in the world? And now threatening Venezuela -- new threats against Venezuela, against Iran?" - Hugo Chavez, September 2006

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

- Hugo Chavez

I think the United States...should be concerned about the poverty in this country -- people without health insurance. The United States should stop being the empire and be(ing) concerned about other countries. You've got to be more worried about your own people - Hugo Chavez, Interview with Larry King, 2009

The United States is..."cynical, hypocritical, full of this imperial hypocrisy from the need they have to control everything.

They say they want to impose a democratic model. But that's their democratic model. It's the false democracy of elites, and, I would say, a very original democracy that's imposed by weapons and bombs and firing weapons.

What a strange democracy...

What type of democracy do you impose with marines and bombs?" - Hugo Chavez, Speech to the United Nations, 2006



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