Juan Cristóbal says: - Hugo Chávez on last week's events in Iran:
"The Bolivarian government of Venezuela expresses its firm rejection of the ferocious and unfounded campaign to discredit, from abroad, that has been unleashed against Iran, with the objective of muddying the political climate of this brother country. We demand the immediate end to maneuvers to intimidate and destabilize the Islamic Revolution."
Hugo Chávez on today's coup d'etat against Honduran President and ally Manuel Zelaya:
"If they swear in (Congress President) Micheletti, we will overthrow him. We will overthrow him, it's that simple. We will do anything we need to do in order to put Manuel Zelaya in power once again."