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Colombia fed up with Maduro's government accusations and insults to former president

Thursday, February 27th 2014 - 04:52 UTC
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Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs María Ángela Holguín complained on Wednesday about consistent verbal by the Venezuelan government on ex Colombian President Álvaro Uribe and the accusations of being the mastermind of the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    Poor Colombia. It can't be easy having such an unstable neighbour, let alone one run by a raving lunatic.

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 06:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    Blaming Colombia for its drawbacks, sounds like Venezuela is taking lessons from Argentina - always blaming someone else for its problems.

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 07:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    I feel for them, but at least they got only one annoying neighbour. We, Chile, have 3 of them. So we fully understand what burden this is.

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 08:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    You go girl!

    Everyone is fed up with these thugs shooting their mouths off.

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 08:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @3 ManRod,
    You made me chuckle.
    But l think that Chile can handle the situation.

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Chile, an island of sanity in the mad continent

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    At a “peace” conference last night, Mad was told in no uncertain terms that things have to change by various economic leaders. I don't think they gave a rat's ass. I think that today will be the same old song and dance...and the beginning of the end.

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR


    Yet another dose of “Brotherly love” being handed to MADuro, The Mad.

    But he deserves it.

    And one of the days he is going to get it!

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @3 ManRod
    I thought that we were managing to pull Peru up, but after they issued a new map showing the “triángulo terrestre” to be Peruvian despite the ICJ ruling I am having my doubts.

    @7 MC
    You never know, just look at the reformed “Marxist” Kicillof.

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Remember Colombia, we are your friend,
    the UK has stated we will support you ,

    if we can help in any way, just give Mr Cameron a bell,
    just don't ring it .lol

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @10 Oh dear. Very poor use of English. Are you Scottish?

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 02:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    To be fair it is Uribe fault. I remember a friend saying that he once visited Uribes home but could not get in the door because his entire house was full of toilet paper which he had intercepted on its way to Venezula in the hope that it would bring the country to its knees.

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mr Ed

    I had a Colombian Spanish language teacher once, she struck me as the epitome of a middle-class academic type, but her one intolerance was a loathing of Venezuelans, citing a patronising approach to Columbians (this was the 1990s, when they still had oil wealth to flaunt in Colombian holiday resorts, as she explained).

    @3, you made me chuckle, I shall up the Chilean portion of my wine ration in March, as a gesture to your country.

    And I shall buy some Colombian coffee to support the economy of the other politically sensible country in South America, although Paraguay seems to be showing signs of sanity.

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Come come,
    these Venezuelans, will either deal with this little hiccup, or bring the country to a violent conflict,

    The Colombian Government may well help them on their way to self destruction,
    after all, they do hate each other do they not..

    Feb 27th, 2014 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    9 Condorito (#)
    I thought that we were managing to pull Peru up, but after they issued a new map showing the “triángulo terrestre” to be Peruvian despite the ICJ ruling I am having my doubts.

    Condorito, could have told you before. They will never cease in creativity to keep up alive the resentiments against Chile, till what they would consider full return of Arica and Tarapaca to their “Homeland”. Everybody that believes their animosity will cease, I can call a very naive person. The inferiority complex they are being indoctrinated since small kids is very hard to impossible to overcome.
    Peruvian Kids taught to hate chileans and teaching them urban myths:

    @ 13 MrEd. You shouldn't buy chilean wine to do us a favour, but do yourself a favour with it. For example, I have a very big and exclusive collection of Single Malts fro Scotland, not to do you guys a favour, but because they are the best, hands down.
    It's no also coincidence we have become the 5th largest wine exporter world wide (and biggest outside Europe) in very few years. Fitting your name, there is even a very good recomendation for you: Check out the “LUIS FELIPE EDWARDS” wines (Carmenere, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignons). These are amazing drops by the Hand of the Edwards Family in Colchagua Valley (best region for reds) . Promise you, won't be dissapointed!

    Feb 28th, 2014 - 12:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    9 Condorito
    ... I thought that we were managing to pull Peru up, but after they issued a new map showing the “triángulo terrestre” to be Peruvian despite the ICJ ruling I am having my doubts
    About 4 days before the ICJ ruling some chums and I went out for a chinese in Antofagasta... the leader of the pack said he knew a good one on Jorge Washington but shock horror it had changed hands and was now Peruvian!!!

    Bonzer entertainment as he ( an Anto native) gave management a serve re what was going to happen to Peru in a few days time...when they were going to get their arses kicked yet again.

    We ended up at the Rincon Oriental...

    Mar 01st, 2014 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @15 Manrod, I see that you appreciate wine.
    And, living in Chile, I presume you've had “Don Maximiano” Founder's Reserve, by Errazuriz (Valle de Aconcagua), and “Chadwick” (by Eduardo Chadwick, descendant of the same Errazuriz family) from Valle del Maipo...two of the best cabernet sauvignons I've ever had...not particularly cheap, but I'm a firm believer that “life is too short to drink cheap wine”....“salud” !!

    Mar 01st, 2014 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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