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The 17 Most Outrageous Quotes From Hugo Chavez

The Venezuelan president's greatest hits.

Posted on March 5, 2013, at 9:52 p.m. ET

1. On the American government infecting Latin American leaders with cancer:

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JUAN BARRETO / Getty Images

2. On capitalism destroying life on Mars:

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JUAN BARRETO / Getty Images

3. On Halloween:

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JUAN BARRETO / Getty Images

4. On Condoleezza Rice and American imperialism:

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5. On the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi:

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HANDOUT / Reuters

6. On former President George Bush, aka "The Devil":

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TIMOTHY A. CLARY / Getty Images

7. On Israel's "New Holocaust":

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HANDOUT / Reuters

8. On former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair:

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Gerry Penny / AP

9. On "Comrade Bush":

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LUIS ACOSTA / Getty Images

10. On teaming up with Iran to take down America:

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JUAN BARRETO / Getty Images

11. On President Bashar al-Assad of Syria:

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Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters

12. On universal healthcare:

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JUAN BARRETO / Getty Images

13. On former President George W. Bush, a "psychologically sick man":

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ALEJANDRO PAGNI / Getty Images

14. On Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and other "barking dogs":

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JORGE SILVA / Reuters

15. On President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe:

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AFP / Getty Images

16. On the Jewish cabal that secretly runs the world:

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Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters

17. On President Obama:

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JIM WATSON / Getty Images

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