Chavez: “Nestor was not a man who lowered his flags, and he showed it”
Venezuela, December 1, 2011
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez gave a speech at the inauguration of Nestor Kirchner in the room Miraflores Palace, seat of government of that country. Nestor Kirchner reminded and fought for the “great nation”.
I’ll never forget. Every time I went to speak and Nestor was near, he took the water bottle and threatened me (laughs). Dear Cristina, dear friends, feisty Argentine Venezuelan ones. Thank you very much for your words.
This bilateral meeting we could not do before the disease struck me. Luckily, we succeded and we will move forward, we will live.
I remember those conversations short and, a few days, a call. Nestor says “Chavez, you are a kind of confidence. I have a situation with my fuel.” I explained the situation, a kind of blackmail. He immediately understood Nestor told, “Look chairman, to help to ditch those groups who wanted to force him to change course, to lower the flags.” Nestor was not a man who lower his flags, and he showed it.
I want to thank Cristina, this is also your country, and we feel that beloved Argentina, that beloved Patagonia, as our country as well. Thank you very much. Let us be free, that nothing else matters. Viva Argentina, Viva Venezuela, long live independence!