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Posts Tagged ‘Venezuela’

Chavez Picks Fantasy League Dream Team For Ambassador To Caracas

January 5, 2011

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, drawing more attention to his standoff with the White House over President Obama’s pick to be an ambassador to Caracas, is suggesting alternate candidates, including Sean Penn and Bill Clinton.

“I hope they name Oliver Stone. I’ll suggest a candidate … Sean Penn, or [Noam] Chomsky. We have a lot of friends there. Bill Clinton!” Chavez said in a televised speech on Tuesday, Reuters reports. 

He also mentioned that when he met Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s inauguration ceremony over the weekend, he asked about her husband.

Chavez rejected Obama’s nomination of Larry Palmer to be the American envoy in Caracas after the nominee raised concerns about the low morale of the Venezuelan government.

Chavez stated he  is happy with his dream team suggestions for Caracas  and said he would help in the  negotiations with Cuba to pick  Michael Moore in later round lottery pick if needed.  

  

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Hugo Chavez Hates Golf But Loves Baseball And A Government That Picks Winners and Losers

October 31, 2010

President Hugo Chavez said some of Venezuela’s golf courses should be expropriated and used for other purposes.

“That’s an injustice — that someone should have the luxury of having I don’t know how many hectares to play golf and drink whiskey and, next door, there’s misery and children dying when there are landslides,” Chavez said during his weekly television show, “Alo, Presidente.”

Dozens of people died in the past month when landslides caused their homes to collapse after heavy rains. Chavez said he will dedicate himself to resolving Venezuela’s housing shortage.

Chavez also called on Venezuelans to actively look for abandoned private land to expropriate. Chavez hates golf but loves baseball and baseball stadiums. Chavez runs a government that picks winners and losers..