Quote of the Day: Uribe and Chavez Showdown

<blockquote>Be a man! These issues are meant to be discussed in these venues. You’re brave speaking at a distance, but a coward when it comes to talking face to face</blockquote>

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe to Venezuelan <del>comedian</del> President Hugo Chavez at Monday’s Latin American Unity Summit. The two apparently got into quite a verbal row which included the flinging about of obscenities and Chavez accusing Uribe of planning to assassinate him. Cuban President Raul Castro, noting the irony of two Latin American leaders shouting at each other at a Latin American <b><i>Unity</b></i> Summit, stepped in to calm things down a bit. Strange times indeed when a Cuban communist dictator is the voice of reason at a multi-national summit.

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5 Responses to Quote of the Day: Uribe and Chavez Showdown

  1. Oliver says:

    He’s a communist. That makes him a fool, not an idiot.

  2. DocRask says:

    Only fools trust strangers. Sad case of divided neighbors… wonder why and what going to happen to these neighbors? Maybe the neighborhood to the north will steal some lawn tools. They should have hung out more… these divided neighbors.

  3. Berserker says:

    Good thing no-one tried to neck-massage anyone else; now that would really be funny.

  4. R. Elgin says:

    That is also a good reason to take the fire extinguishers out of meeting rooms like this too else they end up being used as they have been in South Korean parliament meetings. It’s very difficult to achieve results when everyone is covered in white powder like a snowman.

  5. Julián Ortega Martínez says:

    It’s a shame there’s no video of this showdown (it was during a closed meeting with no journalists). But the Venezuelan dictator is not the only one insulting. Two years ago, wiretappings showing President Uribe yelling a former aide of his appeared on local media. It may even be likely that he wiretapped himself or approved it. The most famous quote: “I’m gonna punch you, [bastard?]!” (“Le doy en la cara, marica”)

    No more Caudillos, please. Srsly.