Hugo vs. Vicente
Via Babalu and my Mom, on Sunday Hugo Chávez outdid himself when it came to insulting foreign heads of state: Venezuela’s Chavez tells Mexico’s Fox: ‘Don’t mess with me’
“President Fox left bleeding from his wound,” Chavez said during his weekly radio and TV show, echoing remarks days ago in which he accused Fox of being a “puppy” of the U.S. government for supporting its plans for the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Chavez recalled a folk song from Venezuela’s cattle-raising plains about a thorn, saying it seems appropriate for Fox since “you’re a man of horses.” After reciting the lyrics, Chavez said: “Don’t mess with me, sir, because you’ll come out pricked.”
Of course Mexico’s demanding a formal apology within the next 24 hours,
If an apology doesn’t come by midnight Monday, Fox said he will ask for the immediate withdrawal of Venezuela’s ambassador and a recall of the Mexican ambassador from that country.
In the article in Spanish (link above), Chávez is also threatening land owners,
El primer mandatario nacional le recomendó a los dueños de haciendas y hatos “picar adelante” con el método Chaz antes que el presidente del Instituto Nacional de Tierras (INTI), Richard Vivas, intervenga los terrenos con efectivos del Ejército.
“Antes que llegue Richard oigan a Chávez, porque Richard no va a negociar nada, Richard viene con el Ejército”, advirtió Chávez quien aseveró que 99% de los dueños de tierras en el país no poseen título de propiedad.
The first executive recommended that landowners to “forge ahead” with the Chaz proposal, before Richard Vivas, the president for the National Land Institute (Instituto Nacional de Tierras – INTI), intervenes on their lands along with the army.
“Listen to Chávez before Richard gets there, because Richard’s not going to negociate anything. Richard’s bringing the Army”, Chávez warned, and insisted that 99% of the country’s landowners have no title to their properties.
Since Venezuelans can’t recall their ambassadors, many have removed themselves to the Doral area of Miami.
Captain Marlow describes Hugo’s friends,
Chavez can always count on the unwavering support and eternal gratitude of the narcoterrorists
This other friend’s in the clink.