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Mar 8, 2013

Farrakhan says goodbye to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez

The charismatic but controversial leader has spoken on a number of subjects catering to specific target groups. His central theme has been one of nationalism and unity and earlier today, Farrakhan held a  final press conference in which he opened by saying goodbye to Venezuela’s deceased President Hugo Chavez.


Louis Farrakhan, Leader, Nation of Islam

“Hugo Chavez is one of those types of human beings that come maybe once in a century. He’s a man from the masses, who loved his people and wanted the tremendous wealth of Venezuela to lift the masses of the people out of poverty and war. And most of these countries they are ruled by oligarchs who have no interest in the masses of the people.  So Hugo Chavez had as his opposition not only those who were in strategic positions to suck the life blood of the Venezuelan people but he had the opposition of the United States of America. But because the people found in him a voice for them, a coup was planned against him and it was carried out under the George W. Bush Administration. But the people rose up and put him back in power where he belonged. I believe that no matter how short his life, the wonderful way that he served the masses, the wonderful way that he used oil to help those even in the United States during the harshness of winter with oil; kerosene. The wonderful way he used wealth of Venezuela to bring other countries out of debt. He gave a noble example that is greater than the years of his life. “


Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega led a contingent representing Belize at Chavez’s funeral in Venezuela.

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6 Responses for “Farrakhan says goodbye to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez”

  1. Storm says:

    Farrakhan has something in common with Chavez, they were both also friends with Libya’s Khadafi and Iran’s Ahmadinejad — birds of a feather.

    I’ll say this for Chavez, he was very thrifty — on just a soldier’s salary, he somehow saved over $2-BILLION U.S. dollars in his bank account! He also managed to have huge devaluations of Venezuela’s bolivar, and 23% inflation while his neighbors were under 5%.

  2. Rod says:

    Yes he was a real man not a bigot like you.

  3. Paco Smith says:

    This was a fitting tribute to a uniquely remarkable leader.

    I believe that presently, many don’t yet realise the significance of President Hugo Chavez’s contribution to the well-being of the Caribbean and Latin America.

    May he Rest in Peace

  4. CEO says:

    What he said is true because the rich wants more and never give other then crumbs to the poor to keep them in poverty for all their lives. But what is also true is that America regardless of its plethora of faults we can still for the most part stand up in public and be critical of the US government and not disappear the way you would under Hugo’s government. I guess the lesson is there is a little good in all of us!

  5. OriginalWoman says:

    Those who turned a deaf ear to your message, are not important they are a big part of the ignorance in Belizeans. There was a time light-skinned Belizeans and Spanish ppl believed they were better than darker skinned Belizeans. We have come a long way yet, some things still remain the same. The fact that you Minister Farrakhan, is a black man, brave and courageous enough to speak out against the injustices that ppl of color faced and still face, makes you an immediate enemy to those who want to forget, or pretend these things did not or do not happen. Even your message of taking responsibility and uplifting ourselves anger many, because they want to see black ppl stuck in poverty, hopelessness and self-hatred. So they continue to call you a racist and hate-monger. Well, A LIE IS A LIE, EVEN IF YOU BELIEVE IT AND THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH, EVEN IF YOU DON’T BELIEVBE IT!!! I admire your strength of character and charisma, please do not wait too long, before you return to Belize again.

  6. c 19 says:

    What a shame for the belizean lawyers in the pup and udp law firm,Chavez used oil profits to make the life of the poor better,what are belizeans politicians doing with the millions from the oil?goes to their bank account here in the USA.

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