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To start the year, I have decided to raise salaries and pensions.
In times of economic war and mafia attacks … we must protect employment and workers' income.
I want to announce that I have decided to publish a decree extending the validity of 100-bolivar notes until Jan. 20.
I am proposing a new system, a new formula to fix markets and oil prices to enable stability, harmony, continuity. I aspire to at least 10 years of stability with realistic, fair prices of oil, and I am going to achieve it.
We reached an historic accord. In the next few days, I will go to the oil nations and leave everything ready for a consensus formula for market stability and the fixing of prices for the next 10 years.
Don't come and tell me they are political prisoners ... They are the two parties of the 'gringos' in Venezuela.
I have decided to extend the validity of the 100 bolivar bill for circulation, commercialisation and legal economic activity within the Venezuelan border until January 2, 2017, as of this moment.
I am extending the closure of the border with Brazil and Colombia until January 2, reinforcing all the security measures and calmly establishing a humanitarian and family zone.
Another was refused flyover permission.
This is a big effort we're doing to tackle so many evils and tricks. ... We're burning the hands of the mafia.
To the people of Venezuela, especially pensioners, drivers, business people, housewives and workers ... I tell you that you don't need to worry.
I have decided to take out of circulation bills of 100 bolivars in the next 72 hours. We must keep beating the mafias.
Several million bills of 500 bolivars and then several million bills of 5,000 bolivars will enter circulation very soon.
Today we suffered an international cyber attack on our base platform, the internet's technological platform. We've already detected where the attack came from. It affected the entire capacity for internet exchanges to...provoke a state of collapse and desperation.
Sixty years after the Granma sailed from Mexico, Fidel sails toward the immortality of all those who fight their whole lives. Onward to victory, always!
An agreement is imminent by OPEC countries to freeze and reduce production, balance the market, and raise prices in a realistic, fair and responsible manner. A complete success. I trust in God and his blessings. I trust in the efforts we have made.
I have given new tasks to comrade Eulogio Del Pino so that in the next few days he goes to Russia to finish the agreement with Russia, the non-OPEC nations and OPEC.
The least JPMorgan can do is apologize to the Venezuelan people.
Many thanks for all the support you have given Venezuela in 2014, 2015, and especially 2016. Our older sister China has not left Venezuela alone in moments of difficulty.
This is a program full of energy and joy.
What is the alternative to dialogue? War.
There is no alternative to dialogue and meeting in search of the nation's common interests.
Venezuela has faced situations even more difficult than the one we are passing through.
That is our response to sabotage and conspiracy.
(U.S. President Barack) Obama is leaving and wants to destroy Venezuela first.
The one who calls for violence and has legal responsibilities that he may or may not have not assumed, he should face the country, he should ask for forgiveness (…) and justice and would be wise to seek peace.
They won't return! The revolution will continue!
This is Obama swiping his tail before he leaves.
(Russian) President (Vladmir) Putin has been very clear: He agrees with the strategy of freezing oil production at this year's average and even, if necessary, making cuts.
I'm going to make a lightning visit, lightning but also deep, to several oil-producing countries, OPEC and non-OPEC, to bring a proposal and finally close an agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC countries to stabilize the oil market and allow prices to bounce back in a stable way.
We've put the oil barrel's price between low and moderate, although we know it's going to recover.
At this energy congress petroleum producers, both OPEC and non-OPEC members should reach an agreement and should work for the stability of the petroleum industry. To achieve realistic and fair prices, that allow for investment to be made into the industry and for investment into new technologies, and that will allow us to set fair prices for the most important energy source of our economies and of the world – oil.
We had a long bilateral meeting with Rouhani. We're close to a deal between OPEC producer countries and non-OPEC.
Today we've defeated a coup attempt that sought to fill Venezuela and Caracas with violence and death. We're still looking for several criminals that paid to massacre the people.
I will never give up!
We continue to build common ground and a new consensus on stabilising oil markets, strengthening industries, strengthening OPEC, to strengthen the closeness and alliance with the production countries of OPEC.
I told him to rest for five or six days, I have given him a new mission, we will announce it soon.
I offer all my support ... he has been attacked by the U.S. empire.
The path was opening ... for a political dialogue about all Venezuelans' fundamental issues.
I think it is very good that we are taking these steps with the U.S.. I only wish the Venezuelan opposition would engage in serious, transparent dialogue in the same way.
If the requirements aren't met, there will be no referendum and that's it.
I suggest you put this democratic charter in a very thin tube and find a better use for it, Mr. Almagro. You can shove that democratic charter wherever it fits.
They (Spanish politicians) have gone beyond ridiculous. They are making fools of themselves. Rajoy, you are a coward, come to Venezuela and hold your debate, I will participate, maybe I will even stand for president in Spain and win.
I have no doubt that behind this coup is the label 'made in USA'. Powerful oligarchic, media and imperial forces have decided to finish with the progressive forces, the popular revolutionary leaderships of the left in the continent.
The coup in Brazil is a grave and dangerous sign for the future stability and peace of all the continent. I know they're coming for Venezuela now.
Any plant that is shut will be recovered, it is a serious crime against production.
These are almost war-like pressure on governments, on heads of state.
Rest assured that the law will not get past me. Laws to protect terrorists and criminals will not get past me, no matter what they do.
They are passing a law to protect murderers, criminals, drug traffickers and terrorists. Rest assured that the law will not pass through.
This strength of Marti, of a dignified and steadfast Cuba that stands tall, I will take with me to the people of Venezuela in recognition of their heroism.
…If the opposition legally obtains the signatures, we will go to elections next year and I am sure that the Venezuelan people will hand us a victory of the fatherland, a victory of peace. I am sure that next year, in February, March or April, we will win that referendum.
This is a necessary measure, a necessary action to balance things, I take responsibility for it.
We captured top members of the right wing who wanted a coup and who had plans to place bombs, had weapons, who had plans to attack their own people.
We must not follow that road.
With no warning, Citibank says that in 30 days it will close the Central Bank and the Bank of Venezuela's accounts. Do you think they're going to stop us with a financial blockade? No, gentlemen. Noone stops Venezuela.
The Bolivarian Revolution will respect the results of the elections that arise from the will of the people, whatever they are, in the most strict and impeccable way.
Looking at these results, we are here, with morals and ethics, to recognise these adverse results, to accept them and to tell our that our constitution and democracy have triumphed. We accept this.
President Barack Obama, in the name of the US imperialist elite, has decided to personally take on the task of defeating my government.
On the orders of state prosecutors, he was captured and will be processed by the Venezuelan justice system for crimes committed against the peace of the country.
I invited have Alexis Tsipras, comrade Alexis, to visit us as soon as he can here in Venezuela. He plans to come to Latin America. He mentioned all the pressures that he is under. Because of a savage, savage neo-liberal system that has been applied in Greece.
It's not enough that they destroyed Iraq, 1,200,000 were killed in Iraq because of Aznar, the murderer of Spain, the bloodthirsty murderer of Spain, the former Spanish president Aznar. I call him a murderer because he is responsible for the deaths of 1,200,000 Iraqis.
We see a hate toward Chavez from them. They (Catholic bishops) have not given up on their hate toward Chavez.
I am obliged by my constitutional responsibility to take special measures, which I will take to the heart of this attack by fascists. I'm obliged and nobody is going to bully me.
For those bitter people on the right who have come out to say Venezuela has no healthcare for the people, I recognise that there are problems. Of course there are. But we're working on them and will announce the delivery of resources and plans to continue to make progress, mostly at a hospital level.
Never before has there existed a defender that gave the poor and working people their rights. That gave them education, culture, work; that gave them dignity; that gave them conscience. Hugo Chavez has passed to history as the defender of the poor of Venezuela and the defender of the poor in America.
It's not a conspiracy, no, it's not a protest, Venezuela is facing a fascist coup d'Etat, continued imperial aggression, which wants to put an end to the revolution and democracy.
I asked the Communications Minister to notify CNN to start the administrative process of removing them from Venezuela if they don't rectify their story. CNN, go from Venezuela and stop your propaganda war. I don't accept a propaganda war.
We have already started inspecting all the car dealerships in the country. All of them must lower their prices.
Look at the figure, a face. This picture was taken by the workers. Chavez is everywhere.
The United States does not govern the world nor does it govern us. We are a free country and sovereign and no one governs us, just the Venezuelan people, the legitimate government elected by the people.
He deserves the world's protection…We think this young person has done something very important for humanity, has done a favour to humanity, has spoken great truths to deconstruct a world that…is controlled by an imperialist American elite.
We have captured an American who was financing violent groups. I have ordered the arrest of this man and we will try him. I have ordered the interior minister to arrest anyone seen in the video he filmed and any person involved in fascist violence against Venezuela.
Security has failed totally. I could easily have been shot. And a comrade, however many ideas he may have, must understand that this is an event that has rules that should be respected.
If you want to topple me, come for me, I am here with the people and the armed forces. Do what you have to do, little petty bourgeois.
You, the yellow candidate Henrique Capriles, are the one that has provoked all of this for not respecting the results because of your whim.
It wasn't an election campaign, it was a war, and they fed hatred to a large part of the sector that voted for them, who are now ready to kill.
I have ordered security forces to view CCTV footage and investigate what happened. I am determined to guarantee the security of the country.
They are organising a general blackout in the country, these reckless right-wingers. If that were to happen, I will respond in a responsible manner by calling on the national armed forces and the people to the street, to resist, to fight.
A bird was looking at me and it started singing. It sang and I responded with a song. The bird took flight, circled around once then flew away.
The Presidential Palace window is exactly opposite the door of Hugo Chavez's tomb. The people in charge of this country for the next 500 years will have Chavez's whip right in front of them. He is going to be watching them every day.
I swear in the name of absolute loyalty to Commandante Hugo Chavez that we will fulfill this Bolivarian constitution with the tough hand of a people that is committed to be being free, I swear.
Stop the attacks against the commander. Stop the rumours. That's enough of using a situation that is sensitive for all of us to try to create instability. We tell our people: don't give in. In the face of the rumours, maintain your revolutionary strength, trust and unity.
Our Commander is sick because he gave his life for those who don't have anything and never had anything. He's battling for his life and for his health. And we are there with him.
The whole team of commander Hugo Chavez is here. He is good, he is conscious, and is very happy and motivated to be here in his Venezuelan homeland, as he has said in his twitter message. We are all sharing this immense happiness and great motivation with the people.
Today we want to make an important accusation. For several weeks we've been following groups that have infiltrated the country with the aim of making attempts on the life of assembly leader Diosdado Cabello and my own.
The President is currently functioning as the Republic's president, head of state, head of the government, so at no point in time has he been absent. On the contrary, it does not even qualify as a temporary absence, nor permanent absence. On the contrary, it opens the opportunity for flexibility because the popular will of the people – the general will of the nation – is being respected.
President Chavez is conscious of all the circumstances he's living through, which are complex. He's conscious of the battle he is fighting and as always he has a fighting spirit, with the strength he always has, with the energy he always has, with confidence and security. And that's what he has told us to tell our people.
Sooner rather than later, we will see Commander Hugo Chávez here, in his fatherland, with us, and we will hand him part of that fatherland.
He is fully aware that his post-operative condition is complex, and he asked us specifically, he gave us his approval to keep the people informed, always with the truth, however harsh it could be.
He is completely conscious of the complexity of his post-operative state and he expressly asked us keep the people informed, always with the truth regardless of how hard it may be. He is in a complex situation and we are at all times waiting for his positive evolution.