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Chávez hits back at 'pawn of imperialism' Blair
Friday February 10, 2006
The Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, yesterday described Tony Blair as "a pawn of imperialism", in response to the prime minister's comments in parliament on Wednesday that Mr Chávez's close relationship with Cuba is an affront to the international community.
Mr Chávez retaliated yesterday: "You, Mr Blair, do not have the morality to call on anyone to respect the rules of the international community. You are precisely the one of those who has disrespected international law the most ... siding with Mr Danger [George Bush] to trample the people in Iraq."
February 11, 2006 | In a manner highly reminiscent of early Castro's Cuba and the Ortega brothers' Nicaragua, except with much more money at his disposal, Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez has rapidly turned his country into a militaristic society in the worst tradition of Peru's Velasco Alvarado, Uganda's Idi Amin or Iraq's Sadam Hussein.
100206 – No. 03/06 – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is seeking to raise world oil prices to $100 a barrel this year. Chavez needs a high and rising stream of oil revenues in 2006-2007 because Venezuela’s oil production capacity is collapsing, and his Bolivarian revolution can only be sustained by evergreater public spending. Chavez, who is seeking re-election to a second six-year term in December 2006, plans to spend up to $65 billion this year on social programs and infrastructure projects. He needs significantly more fiscal revenues, and oil is Venezuela’s only cash cow.
Originally posted by MacDonagh
Hugo is rightly fighting for his country. How can such a oil rich country have so many poor people? was his original question. It's funny how the Western media show Chavez as a dicatator.