“The speeches of our Commander (Hugo) Chávez are a torrent of truths, his interventions were the most anticipated,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
“That 2006 in the United Nations unmasked imperialism, the phrase: “It smells like sulfur!”, It went down in history in one of the most remembered speeches by the People,” said the president.
In a video that accompanies the tweet, the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution alluded to the presence of then-President of the United States George W. Bush in the UN Assembly, who, he said, “I call the devil” and came here speaking as owner of the world.
“They want to impose on us the democratic model as they conceive it, the false democracy of the elites, imposed by bombings, bombings and at the point of invasions and cannons, what a democracy!” he stressed.
Chávez denounced at that time that the United States is making desperate efforts to consolidate its hegemonic system of domination, and we cannot allow that to happen, he said.
He assured that the world is waking up and everywhere the peoples rise up, those of us who cry out for the full freedom of the world, for the equality of peoples, for respect for the sovereignty of nations.
In the speech of September 20, 2006, the commander of the Bolivarian Revolution called to refound the United Nations, “with our voice, with our modest reflections.”
We are an independent voice to represent dignity and the search for peace, the reformulation of the international system, to denounce the persecution and aggression of hegemonism against the peoples of the planet. “It smells like sulfur, but God is with us,” she concluded.
Also on Tuesday, the secretary general of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty, Sacha Llorenti, recalled Chavez’s speech at the UN General Assembly LXI on his Twitter account.
The Bolivian politician quoted the phrase: “those of us who cry out for freedom, for equality, for respect for the sovereignty of nations… We rise up against the empire, against the model of domination.”