Hugo's best buds:
"...a friend and brother."-Chávez on Qaddafi (ranked #9)
"I am only a soldier in this battle. Fidel is our president. If we had to name a president of the world with enough powers to set it right, it would be Fidel. I believe in one decade he could set the world right."-Chávez on Fidel Castro (ranked #9 in 2004)
"Here, I've got a new friend and together we'll form a team, a go-ahead team. I thank you, Alexander, for solidarity and we've come here to demonstrate our solidarity."-Chávez on Lukashenko (ranked # 14)
"....good friends." Chavez on Putin (ranked #20)
"...he's a brother..." -Chávez on Saddam (ranked #3 in 2003)
Chavez salutes the "solidarity" between "friendly nations" specifically, Algeria, Cuba, Iran, and North Korea. "Socialism survives ... in North Korea which, although isolated and alone, has achieved a strong economy." (ranked #2)
And last but certainly not least, we have Ahmadinejad. And although he, personally, did not make the ranks, Iran's Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, did.