Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has thrust the OPEC nation into its worst diplomatic crisis for years by expelling the U.S. ambassador in a growing feud between Washington and Latin America's leftist leaders.
Chavez, who calls ex-Cuban leader Fidel Castro his mentor, also Thursday repeated a threat he has made often to cut off Venezuela's oil supply to the United States.
"Go to hell, shit Yankees, we are a dignified people, go to hell a hundred times," Chavez shouted at a political rally to thousands of roaring supporters dressed in red....MORE
Friday, September 12, 2008
Venezuela's Chavez Insults US, Expels Ambassador