Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (born 28 July 1954) is the current President of Venezuela, having held that position since 1999. He was formerly the leader of the Fifth Republic Movement political party from its foundation in 1997 until 2007, when he became the leader of the United So…t Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Following his own political ideology of Bolivarianism and "So…m for the 21st Century", he has focused on implementing so…t reforms in the country as a part of a social project known as the Bolivarian Revolution, which has seen the implementation of a new constitution, participatory democratic councils, the nationalization of several key industries, increased government funding of health care and education, and significant reductions in poverty, according to government figures.
Simón Bolívar, padre della nostra Patria e guida della nostra Rivoluzione, giurò di non dare riposo alle sue braccia, né dare riposo alla sua anima, fino a vedere l'America libera. Noi non daremo riposo alle nostre braccia, né riposo alla nostra anima fino a quando non sarà salva l'umanità. (Discorso alla sessione per il 60° anniversario dell'ONU, 15 settembre 2005)