Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'll hug King Juan Carlos I but I won't shut up, says Chávez

From the Times of London:

Hugo Chávez, the firebrand Venezuelan leader, has vowed to embrace the Spanish King when he visits his holiday home in Majorca this Friday but warned him that he will not shut up for anyone.

King Juan Carlos I lost his royal composure at a summit in November when the garrulous Mr Chávez repeatedly interrupted the Spanish Prime Minister, leading the King to abruptly exclaim: “Why don't you shut up?”

The royal outburst - “Porqué no te callas?” became an instant catchphrase in the Spanish-speaking world, emblazoned on football scarves bearing the Spanish colours and blaring out from mobile ringtones....MORE

From our Nov. 12 post:

Spain's king tells Chavez to "shut up"

Hugo Chavez's basement apartment