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POLITICS: Mexico and Venezuela Recall Ambassadors

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posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 03:29 PM
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Mexico and Venezuela have recalled their ambassadors to each other in a diplomatic dispute over Venezuelan President Chavez's comments that Mexican President Fox was a U.S. "puppy" and told him "Don't mess with me sir, because you'll come out pricked." The spat was prompted by Fox's support of the U.S.'s desire to expand free trade policies into South America. Chavez is well known for making controversial statements, as well as having close ties to the communist government of Cuba.
 



news.bbc.co.uk
Mexico and Venezuela have recalled their ambassadors amid a diplomatic spat between the two countries.

Mexican President Vicente Fox announced the move minutes after Venezuela said it was ordering home its envoy.

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez refused to bow to Mexican demands to apologise for warning off Mr Fox - after describing him as a "puppy" of US imperialism.

The row began last week, after Mexico supported a failed US bid to relaunch regional free trade talks at a summit.

On Sunday, Mr Chavez accused the Mexican leader of disrespecting him and warned: "Don't mess with me sir, because you'll come out pricked."


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Chavez is a bona fide creep. I can't believe that people actually elected this person. Hopefully he'll continue to alienate the leaders of more countries by his wild rhetoric. His communist/socialist policies are wrecking Venezuela and his desire to export socialist revolution into other countries, backed by his oil wealth, is truly disturbing.

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posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
Chavez is a bona fide creep. I can't believe that people actually elected this person. Hopefully he'll continue to alienate the leaders of more countries by his wild rhetoric. His communist/socialist policies are wrecking Venezuela and his desire to export socialist revolution into other countries, backed by his oil wealth, is truly disturbing.


As a Die Hard supporter of the Bush Administration, It's quite funny that you should make a statement such as this. Just replace "communist/socialist policies" with tyranny and daylight economic looting, and "socialist revolution" with blatantly corrupt projectile capitalism, and one bunch of Creep's becomes another.



posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 05:31 PM
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Well one thing has to be said for Senor Hugo Chavez of Venezuela ("little Venice"): the man has got some Giant Cojones to be able to stand up to the US and its cronies/allies/lapdogs worldwide and say exactly what's on his mind...often pointing out some of the uncomfortably egregious truths about the Good Ol' US of A....and some of its past (and present) CIA shenanigans in Latin America ---which shows that the US is clearly "aint no Angel of Democracy", not by a longshot...

'Course Empires never are, even WannaBe Empires like the US....

You gotta respect a man who'll point out the obvious in days like these where black is white and white is black, at least if you listen to the corporate sponsored US Media....



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posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by NEOAMADEUS
the man has got some Giant Cojones

Dang right


often pointing out some of the uncomfortably egregious truths about the Good Ol' US of A

Dang right, if granted with a misguided socialist twist.


CIA shenanigans in Latin America ---which shows that the US is clearly "aint no Angel of Democracy", not by a longshot...

You needed Hugo Chavez to tell you that? I called problems in South America the minute Goss was named to head the CIA- the guy was a Latin America spook for most of his life- especially during the period when he was officially a civilian running a newspaper in Florida.



'Course Empires never are,

So true that it scarcely even needs saying.


even WannaBe Empires like the US....

Opps, the agreement ends, but not because of the word empire. It's the word "wannabe" that throws me. We've been dragging a large portion of the world around by the balls for 50 years and up until recently we've been able to convince them that it was for their own good.
Granted there is a bigger empire in the making as far as economics are concerned- China is stiff competition, and America's best hope is to team up with India and go to town on East Africa, but that's not to say that America isn't an empire in almost every sense of the word.
The primary difference between the US and empires past is the informality of our control over certain nations. You won't see the US flag over most of our "colonies" but nations on every inhabited continent are screwing their own people to suit the economic, military, or political interests of the United States. The term wannabe is an odd double-deception. It attempts to be an unwarranted insult when it infact is an unwarranted mitigation of our culpability for imperialistic behavior.


You gotta respect a man who'll point out the obvious in days like these where black is white and white is black, at least if you listen to the corporate sponsored US Media....
[edit on 14-11-2005 by NEOAMADEUS]


I disapprove of his politics and frankly as a pragmatist who isn't against imperialism in all cases I'm not sure that I'd disapprove of US action against him under certain hypothetical circumstances. That being said the case against Chavez in the US media has been a big, hollow political song and dance from day one. This has made it my kneejerk reaction to give the man the benefit of the doubt in many cases. I remember for example the story of a police chief who was reported has being held as "a political prisoner" by Chavez. It turned out that it was that man's police department which seized Chavez during the coup attempt- I guess one man's political prisoner is another man's US-backed peice of filth traitor.

I'm gonna have to check out the reason for his lambasting of Mexico before I can really have any sympathy for Fox, even though "you'll come out pricked" does seem to be a threat against either Fox personally or against Mexico. Really that's exactly what America ought to be telling Fox about continuing to leech off of our nation, so I suppose I've got to back Chavez on this one at least for now.



posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 06:02 PM
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Yeah im interested on why he is a "creep" simply because now Fox and Bush don't like him. That's two World leaders who don't like Chavez, he's got a lot of catching up to do before he gets to the levels of hatred Bush solicits from World leaders.



posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 06:27 PM
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Just put you’re self in the shoes of President Fox, what would you do when some person that think he is the next I do not know what, insults you in the media and makes fun of you? Would you just seat and watch?



posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 04:34 AM
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sit and watch? by golly no!

i would throw a tantrum. whine for a good minute - and recall my ambassadors. duh.



posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 12:45 PM
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how is chavez wrecking the venezualan economy?

by selling his citizens gas for 20cents a gallon?

IMO the only thing being wrecked here is Oil Tycoon's Profit margins
hahaha ha ha

anyways , theres no reason either nation should recall their ambassodors
its just stupidity

theres this thing called diplomacy
and all the worlds nations are proving they have no education at all in how it works or what its purpose is for

thats why normal average people should run nations; instead of elitists who are 100% deluded about well, almost everything

this includes both sides of the fight
they are all acting like children

its a shame , really



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