U.S. Outburst at OAS Meeting Over Chavez & Bolivia
US Outburst at OAS Meeting: Chavez & the Bolivian Crisis
June 8, 2005
Gary Webb - Presente
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Towards the end of the two-day session by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the U.S. ambassador to the organism, Roger Noriega, threw a temper tantrum.
After all, Washington had just received a stunning rebuke from the other countries around the table against its proposal to create mechanisms for foreign meddling in the affairs of other countries (read: Venezuela), and Bolivian President Carlos Mesa had just offered his resignation in the face of a massive popular movement to nationalize the Bolivian gas industry.
Noriega, not used to losing gracefully, simply blew his top, spitting loudly that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is to blame for Bolivia's crisis.
Noriega has a point, but not in the way he thinks he has it...
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