I hope you will always allow me these personal secrets that come from my heart, because I speak to the people, even though I cannot see them; I know that you are out there, sitting here and there, listening to Hugo, Hugo your friend. Not the President, but the friend, the soldier
To talk of Chávez is to talk of the Leader of the Bolivarian Revolution; without a doubt, it is to talk of the man who arose from among the people with the firm conviction that Venezuela should be fully liberated from any imperialist claim that might threaten the Homeland of Bolivar.
From a humble, working class family, Commander Chávez managed to unify collective needs and bring ordinary people out of the shadows, people who, under the “democracy” of Venezuela’s Punto Fijo Pact, were subjected to the most terrible living conditions and unimaginable ignorance.
With Chávez, these downtrodden people came out into the light, raised their voices and took to the streets, never again to allow the yearning for liberty and independence, finally achieved 200 years after our libertarian struggles, to be wrenched from their hands.
This rostrum still smells like sulphur! Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this very podium, the President of the United States, whom I call “the Devil”, came here speaking as if he owned the world. It would take a psychiatrist to analyse the speech given yesterday by the President of the United States. As the spokesman of imperialism, he came to give his formula to try and maintain the current scheme of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world.
"United Nations, now, in the 21st Century and for the third millennium, should focus all of its efforts, to the utmost, on moral, intellectual, scientific, social, cultural, economic and financial order, in the fight against the demons of hunger, poverty and death that scourge our planet."
"We will take with us to the UN a voice that repudiates terrorism and speaks out in favour of world peace; that respects the sovereignty of peoples and has the credit of the 181 countries who voted for us, not as an imperialist power that conquers peoples, but with our Bolivarian vision of peace and the right to exist."
"We must speak clearly and firmly on this point: during the United Nations’ 70 years of existence, the Palestinian people have faced a constant lack of respect for the most basic rights, and it is shameful that this organisation has known about the situation since it was founded and to date no political solution to the conflict has been reached"
"Venezuela will now, more than ever, be an active voice in the defence of the sovereign equality of nations; in particular of the inalienable rights of the peoples of the South to development and peace"