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Chavez claims Paraguayan senators tried to blackmail him to vote for Venezuela in Mercosur

Friday, August 3rd 2012 - 08:20 UTC
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President Hugo Chavez said that the incorporation of Venezuela to Mercosur was “exemplary” because it never yielded to “blackmail” from the Paraguayan extreme right and revealed that he met with Paraguayan Senator Lino Oviedo, considered the mastermind behind those attempts. Read full article


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  • Idlehands

    Chavez knows the rule - if you're going to lie you might as well make it a whopper.

    Aug 03rd, 2012 - 08:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • War Monkey

    I don't believe him. He is a lying fat f*cker just like his Malvinista mates.

    Aug 03rd, 2012 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    “Chavez finally said that Venezuela historically has been the backyard of the US empire, “but now no longer we are at the head of Mercosur...”

    I wonder what Kretina, Dilma and Pepe feel about Dead Man Walking claiming to be at the “heas” of Mercosur??????

    Aug 03rd, 2012 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Somehow I think is is stronger then they are and it is his now.

    Aug 03rd, 2012 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    I imagine two or three presidents will be wanting, early, to refute Chavez's claim that he is the HEAD OF MERCOSUR.

    Anticipate a Dilma comment along the lines that it is better to learn to walk before you try to run.

    Aug 03rd, 2012 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    It's strange that he didn't bring this to light when it allegedly happened. If one was cynical one would believe that he had just made it up to try and make Venezula's illegal entry into Mercosur look more legitimate. Surely Mr Chavez, that well known advocate of human rights, wouldn't lie, would he?

    If I were one of those Paraguan senators I'd sue him for slander, liabel, defamation of character and anything else I could think of. Can you sue the leader of another country for these things?

    Aug 03rd, 2012 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • scarfo

    “The way Venezuela was included in Mercosur is exemplary, a very dignified way”


    Aug 03rd, 2012 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (5) GeoffWard2

    You asseverate on another thread that you ain’t no Turnip…

    I would then recommend you to avoid comments based on bad and/or tendentious translations….

    You are giving me a bad case of ”Spanish Shame”…………….

    Chavez NEVER said (as the above Article claims):
    “But now no longer we are at the head of Mercosur, our North is in the South”

    Chavez DID say the following:
    ”Este es nuestro Sitio, nuestra Esencia. Nuestro Norte es el Sur”
    (This is our Place, our Essence. Our North is the South)

    Don’t believe me? Google it!

    Aug 03rd, 2012 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Harry Stamper

    Oh dear, the crazy rhetoric from Comrade Hugo

    There you go Dilma, just look at what tu have allowed into the club.

    Aug 03rd, 2012 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    So the Paraguayan oligarchy wanted bribe money? Ecuador next! :)

    Aug 03rd, 2012 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JoseAngeldeMonterrey

    Mercosur fine diplomacy. Just when everyone thought it couldn't get any worse.

    Aug 04th, 2012 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    With Chav in the club this kind of entertainment will be par for the course.

    Wait till he joins the trade negioations between murcosur and the EU.

    Brazil will find Venezula and Argentina millstones around their neck, in terms of the trade deals they want.

    Aug 04th, 2012 - 12:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    What are you on about, it's Dilma who is pulling the strings in Mercosul... No wait, it's Cristina.... Or was it Pepe... ;)

    Aug 04th, 2012 - 02:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BAMF Paraguay

    Of course the Paraguayan Senate wanted money, we are recognized as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Soo corrupt that corruption even has a hard time getting done; such is the case with Hugo, he couldn't bribe the politicians properly. Really funny actually. The good part of the corrupt government is that they are inept. So they have a hard time getting any new laws passed or making any significant increase in the size of the government. Hell, they can't even spend the money they have in the budget because they are so inept. If you can work the system in Paraguay, it is a great place for business.

    Aug 04th, 2012 - 02:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Bravo Chavez =) A real anti-corruption hero =)

    Aug 04th, 2012 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit86


    Monkey brains,

    That Paraguay was trying to blackmail Chávez, and for many years, was reported even in this very biased media outlet.

    The following piece is just one example.

    Aug 04th, 2012 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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