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He [Jesus] accompanied me in difficult times, in crucial moments. So Jesus Christ is no doubt an historical figure - he was someone who rebelled, an anti-imperialist guy. He confronted the Roman Empire. Because who might think that Jesus was a capitalist? No. Judas was the capitalist, for taking the coins! Christ was a revolutionary. He confronted the religious hierarchies. He confronted the ...
In November 2007, he referred to former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar
as a fascist at the Ibero-American Summit. When he continued to denounce Aznar after his microphone was turned off, Juan Carlos de Borbón
, the King of Spain, asked him to shut up ("¿Por qué no te callas?"). Chávez left the summit and the king's phrase became an Internet meme.