By Mariela Rosario | 07/22/2008 - 14:50
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has put aside petty quarrels with King Juan Carlos of Spain and offered an open embrace. Chavez, who seems to really love the sound of his own voice and is known for his lengthy speeches, angered King Carlos last year by interrupting a speech given by Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. The King was already annoyed with Chavez after he had called former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar a "fascist" at the Ibero-American summit in Chile.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/22/2008 - 17:03
In response to the snubbing of Alejandro Sanz by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, as many as 80 Latino artists signed a petition in support of the Spanish singer, stating that they "believe in a Latin America where we are all free to express our views." Sanz made some disparaging comments about Chávez during a press conference in 2007. "I don't like him," Sanz told the local press in reference to the Venezuelan leader.
By admin | 01/09/2008 - 16:01
Huh? A Venezuelan poll voted Hugo Chavez the fifth sexiest man in the nation, reports Reuters. At first, we thought maybe dictator Huey commissioned the poll himself, but no: It was done by Fedecamaras, Venezuela's top business group that pretty much hates Chavez and even backed the 2002 coup against him.
By admin | 01/08/2008 - 15:37
A head-of-state catfight? Well, almost: at the Ibero-American summit in Chile this weekend, Spain's King Juan Carlos told Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez to "shut up," reports the BBC News. The King lobbed the insult (exact words: "porque no te callas") after Chavez called former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar a "fascist" and kept interrupting the current Spanish Prime Minister.