Chávez: "Bush Is to Blame for Bolivian Crisis"
Chávez Hits Back: "Bush Is to Blame for Bolivian Crisis"
June 13, 2005
Gary Webb - Presente
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Sunday’s broadcast of Venezuela President Hugo Chávez’s popular weekly TV show, “Alo Presidente,” brought a strong response by the Venezuelan president to the tantrum thrown last week by US Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) Roger Noriega, in which Noriega, bombastically, blamed Chávez for the strife in Bolivia.
In a record-breaking eight hour broadcast, Chávez hit back, saying that US President George W. Bush “and his capitalist free-market proposals are to blame for the severe political crisis that plagues Bolivia.”
His counter-attack included some rare words in English from the Venezuelan leader:
"No, Mister Bush. No, Sir. I’m sorry for you..."
More excerpts from Chávez's fireside chat, plus some interesting words from outgoing Bolivian president Carlos Mesa, via The Narcosphere...
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- Stephen Peacock reports on a bill in the U.S. Congress that aims at Mexico's oil...
- More international attention on Homeland Security's attack against the First Amendment rights of Authentic Journalist Bill Conroy...
- Ongoing coverage of immediate history in Bolivia...
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