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Chavez slams opposition candidate

2012-02-17 14:45

Caracas - President Hugo Chavez has referred to the opposition candidate for Venezuela's highest office as a "lowlife... pig" in a sharp attack at the start of this year's election season.

"My mission... [will be] to take off the mask, you lowlife, because no matter how much you disguise it, lowlife, you have a pig's tail, a pig's ears, and you snort like a pig," Chavez said in a speech broadcast on state radio and television, referring to opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.

Capriles, 39, easily won Sunday's primary elections to be the opposition's sole candidate but now faces a tough battle against the firebrand president ahead of the election on October 7.

Earlier this week Chavez, in power since 1999, accused Capriles of being "the candidate of the bourgeois, of capitalism, of imperialism".

Capriles, a moderate who describes his politics as centre-left, has argued that Venezuela can replicate Brazil's model of economic development, which mixes free market economic reforms and enhanced social programmes.

Chavez, 57, a leftist ally of Cuba and harsh critic of the US, remains popular among the working class, backed by resources including state media, and food and fuel subsidies.

Comments
  • Anthony - 2012-02-17 16:06

    " My mission... [will be] to take off the mask, you lowlife, because no matter how much you disguise it, lowlife, you have a pig's tail, a pig's ears, and you snort like a pig," Chavez said in a speech " Not bad for a President !! But if it really get tough, he should phone his buddy in Damascus. He will give him some great tips; Like asking that other crazed guy, Ahmadinejad, to send him a few hundred of his snipers, to put on roof tops, Now that will scare the hell out of that "pig" Or.....maybe not !! Time will tell..........................!!

  • Fred - 2012-02-17 17:58

    Soon Mr Chavez will be gone too.

  • Fidel - 2012-02-17 20:34

    And in election after election the Venezuelans have voted for Chavez in overwhelming numbers. Mr Chavez cares about the welfare of his people and refuses to take order from someone like Cameron and his master Obama and that is what is pissing western agents(most of them) off. It would be a lot easier to analyse Chavez objectively if there wasn't all this Neo-Con disinformation being dumped on the western media.

      Anthony - 2012-02-17 21:14

      @Grazielle Why would Chavez take orders from Cameron or "his master" Obama ?? What are you on about ?? And than this "Neo-con disinformation dumbed on the Western media!!!!???? It is all such silly talk. Where the heck do you get all this crap from ???

      Fidel - 2012-02-17 21:46

      Because the western view of a democratic country is one who's government can be let by the nose to support the USA's (and their allies) policies whilst having their resources pillaged. Neo-con is a political term, look it up. I'm under no obligation to educate.

      Anthony - 2012-02-17 22:22

      All this silly anti Western rethoric would still be ok, and maybe it could be that you might have something interesting to say, but than you reveal that your ideal leaders are Chavez , Mugabe ,Ahmadinejad , and even dogs like gaddafi and that murderer assad. And than, your whole story collapses and it turns out you are just a bullsh.tter that wants to spew out hatred. That's all!!! And why I mentioned: Neo-con ....that is a language of twenty years ago. You are stuck in this East-West debate that went on in the sixties and seventies. The same issues, the same questions, the same answers, nothing seems to have changed for you. But the world has moved on, and even now there are changes, like in North africa and the Middle East,that you just dont (want to ) understand You talk about a country like Iran, what a great government they have, but the population would dispice you, for denying them the same freedom you have, ( AND ABUSE!!!) Is it not an ironi, that in most of these countries , where the leaders are your heros, if someone would in an internet discussion, say a skew word about your hero, he/she could be hanging from a tree the next morning. You are a bullsh.tter full of hatred !!! That's all !!!!!!!

      Fidel - 2012-02-17 22:29

      I just love this high-testosterone non-intellectual debating style, devoid of any form of logic, unencumbered by any facts, insights or analysis, long on emotion, short on intellect. brilliant! Maybe I should bottle it and sell i!

      Anthony - 2012-02-17 22:42

      @Grazielle, That " bottle it and sell it " is also stale, Its like everything else in your posts, you repeat, repeat and repeat. But that is what your heros do; repeat, repeat and repeat. You seem to be so confused as to what is an intellectual debate, and what is plain bullsh,tting. You certainly fit into the latter catogory !!!!

      Fidel - 2012-02-17 22:56

      You just bitch and moan. You're a coward unwilling to push beyond your limitations. The short answer is stupidity that breeds gullibility.

      Anthony - 2012-02-17 23:11

      Well, that's odd, I was just going to call you a coward, not prepared to use your own name!!!!! Or is this all part of your theatre ???? Anyhow, I hope you had fun today, if I were you, go and spend a few hours on a few conspiracy sites, so tomorrow you can again, enlighten all of us. And, don't be scared if during the nite you hear a knock on your door. More than likely its a friend, remember you don't live in Iran!!! Have a goog nite!!

      Fidel - 2012-02-18 00:20

      "Conspiracy sites", and yet you were unable to list not even one reason why you believe non main stream media is a conspiracy. You have lost this argument sir, give it up before you make a bigger prat out of yourself.

      Fred - 2012-02-18 00:31

      Classic victimhood mentality.

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