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US withdraws Venezuela envoy's visa

Thursday, December 30th 2010 - 05:42 UTC
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Decision to revoke visa for Venezuela's ambassador to Washington follows rejection of US choice for Caracas. Read full article


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  • Y Draig Goch

    A marxist guerrilla....relations with USA will never repair until he is removed from office

    Dec 30th, 2010 - 06:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • arquero

    certainly,ambassador of Hugo would enter by way of Alaska
    like Sarah Palin.

    Dec 30th, 2010 - 10:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    Hugo..... they begrudged your teleferic technology.

    they know everything..they consume everything.

    Dec 30th, 2010 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    This article makes it seem like withdrawing a visa is a pleasant experience. Usually Secret Service arrives at the Ambassadors home in the dead of night, and “escorts” meaning watches the Ambassador and his entourage and family pack their bags and then takes them to the airport waiting lounge under guard until they get on the plane and leave. It is meant to be very aggressive and embarrassing. HAHAHA

    Dec 30th, 2010 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    “the US continues to buy around one million barrels of crude oil from Venezuela every day.” :)

    Dec 30th, 2010 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    Since the closest refining facility for their heavy crude is in Texas I guess we do. What is your point?

    Dec 30th, 2010 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Since the closest refining facility for their heavy crude is in Texas I guess we do. What is your point?

    Are you that dumb or are you acting stupid. The point is (Though i do not agree with Herr Chavez socialist nonsense dreams), who cares about a bunch of bureaucrats, Chavez has the last laugh, because he still sell oil to the US who borrows money to buy oil.

    Dec 30th, 2010 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    gdr, Other than Nico you are definitely one the dumbest posters on this board and that is saying a lot!

    In case you don't know Hugo Chavez ruined Venezuela, there is not enough space here to detail it so why don't you read this article.....
    1. Venezuela’s deeply troubled economy.
    2. Human rights under increasing threat.
    3. Involvement and influence of Cuba in key sectors of the country.
    4. Activities of Iran, Russia and the FARC narco-terrorists.

    Dec 30th, 2010 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    What did you do take your own survey, Gawd what a retard!

    Dec 31st, 2010 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    GDR - explain why an oil producer has power shortages and how what once was a major coffee exporter is now having to import coffee as it's production levels plumeted! The answer you will find is the Chavez effect.

    The last time checked Venezuela borrowed money from the Russians to buy Russian weapons. A nice pair of democratic countries that have a deep respect for human rights!

    Dec 31st, 2010 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    “The last time checked Venezuela borrowed money from the Russians to buy Russian weapons”

    Have you ever compared Venezuela's public and external debt with that of the UK?

    Skyhigh public and external debts; huge budget deficits; high unemployment; enormous current account deficit; dependency on money lent by Japan and Third World countries: whose economy does that remind you of? And please, answer sincerely, not with half-baked insults that betray a lack of arguments.

    In the name of Third World cooperation, Venezuela has offered a lot of cheap oil to Cuba and African countries. But guess which other country has been offered such a deal - AND ACCEPTED IT?
    Hope you'll accept the words of your Brit friends.

    Dec 31st, 2010 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    Forget, as I said before you are a child, living with your parents and have never left South America. You think you are smart but when you grow up you will realize you have a lot to learn. Your long worded opinions are laughable and show what a kid you really are.
    Do you think Citgo gave “free” oil to the USA out of the goodness of their hearts or for a political advantage? Would you turn down something of value if it is offered freely? Are they still doing it? I really don't know or care. Citgo is a big company and should have a community assistance program like many many USA companies do.
    Watch and learn what happens when we get Obozo out of office and get a strong President back in power. Carter 2 is a weak idiot that is ruining our international standing and our economy. Since we do not overthrow our Presidents like you do in South America we will live with it for another 2 years until we can retire him. I hope he goes and runs the UN it is a perfect job for someone who so obviously hates the USA and everything we stand for.

    Dec 31st, 2010 - 10:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Venezuela's intention in supplying cheap oil to Massachusetts, is of no relevance. Aid is always politically motivated and Venezuelan aid is no exception to this rule. The fact, however, is that Venezuela did do something that was charitable toward an American state - and one that isn't even among the poorest in the US. That is, a US state accepted a deal with a Third World nation that this nation only offers to other Third World countries. What does this tell to you?

    Your views on Obama are overblown. Is that really what one learns in older age - to become so desperately partisan? I can only remind that it was not Obama who created the crisis the US has been in the last years. It was not him who increased the US debt manifold by spending more than the country could in the military budget. It was not him who created the housing bubble, and it wasn't even during his term that the bubble burst. So taking him out of office will not by itself solve your country's problems.

    Jan 01st, 2011 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    Forget, chatting with you is a waste of time for 3 reasons:
    You have no real life experience
    You are a Progressive
    You are anti American
    I think your posts are ridiculously naive and read like they are written by a freshman in a poli-sci class in college. In a few years you will understand how ridiculous and worthless your opinion are. You should probably save them for when you are older so you can see your growth.

    Enjoy your new Marxist President I am sure you have a lot in common with her.

    Jan 01st, 2011 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    Dilma will be a great presiden like Lula despite all your hate fredbdc. You're the lowest form of life. You lie about your nationality because you are ashamed of your own country. Brasil, o pais mais grande do mundo :), as garotas morenas são muito gostosas, as filhas do sol são as coisa mais lindas do mundo amei todas :P :P :P A song by two of my favourite Brasilian singers of all time : Gal Costa e Tim Maia - Um dia de domingo

    Jan 01st, 2011 - 10:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    “You're the lowest form of life. You lie about your nationality because you are ashamed of your own country.”

    Fred i didn't know you are Argentinian?

    Jan 02nd, 2011 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    I don't know why Xbox thinks I am Mexican, I think he is deranged. Part of my family has been in the USA since the late 1600 and the other parts since the mid-1800s.
    Plus after living in the most foul Argentina, I am THE most patriotic American I know. I also live in one of the most liberal cities in the USA so a lot of my friends find me insufferable :)
    One of the reasons I post here is because I see the dangers of the USA adapting economic and social policies like they have in Arg and is scares me to death. Luckily Obozo has woken up Conservative America so I think that time is finally over. Too bad it took 20 years, but we have time to correct the mistakes and we will. It will just take 1 more election cycle then a few years after than to get our house back in order.
    I keep telling people the mood of the country is just like when Carter was president, a weak and ineffectual liberal with a bias towards the basic core USA beliefs, Obama is the same, once we got Reagan everything changed for the better. It will happen again, I don't know who the new Reagan is yet but one will come just in time. We seem to be very lucky with getting good effective leaders when we need them the most.

    Jan 02nd, 2011 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Domingo

    Isn't the USA's stated policy a long-term strategy of reducing its consumption of its own oil reserves by purchasing foreign oil reserves on the market until these dry up and then falling back on its own reserves to use or sell at premium prices?

    As such the purchase of Venezuelan oil by the USA is a strategic choice.

    Jan 04th, 2011 - 01:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    (#) 21 .... you mean that the Hugo Chaves is an US man ( trojan horse)
    ..could be possible !

    Jan 05th, 2011 - 08:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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