Skip to comments.Venezuela slams Harper for ‘blunt, insensitive, impertinent’ remarks on Hugo Chavez’s death
Posted on 03/07/2013 10:32:50 AM PST by Squawk 8888
OTTAWA Venezuela has sent a formal protest to the Canadian government for Prime Minister Stephen Harpers insensitive remarks on the death of President Hugo Chavez.
Harper issued a statement that offered condolences to the people of Venezuela, but not the family of the flamboyant 58-year-old leftist leader, who died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.
A statement from a senior Venezuelan government official says a card of protest was sent to Ottawa after Harper expressed what he called insensitivity at a time when their country is grieving.
A wordy note from the vice-minister for North America, Claudia Salerno, said Caracas was protesting in a blunt and categorical way, the statements issued the 5 of March 2013 by the prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, as they constitute insensitive and impertinent sentiments at a time when the Venezuelan people are grieving and crying over the irreparable physical loss of the Commander President Hugo Chavez Frias.
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Gee, and all of a suddenI thought the gal who played Rhoda finally got some sense.
Speaking of her (Valerie Harper), she has been diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. The reports are that she has three months to live, per the Dailymail.com. Sad news, I know.
Isn’t the family of Hugo Chavez also included in the people of Venezuela?
“A statement from a senior Venezuelan government official says a card of protest
I was just at Wal-Mart and saw the Birthday, Anniversary, and Get Well Soon cards... but no ‘Card of Protest’. Maybe they’re in the who gives a smelly obama section?
Yeah, struck me as a really bad joke if the poster knew about it. (I don’t know how he couldn’t have)
Sad news indeed.
Oh, Boo Hoo.
Like Chavez is going to hear about those comment in Hell....
And most Venezuelans are happy over it. Tears are for the cameras so they don’t just disappear one day.
There sure is plenty to say about Chavez but I doubt they would like to hear it.
Truth hurts. We will send YOU a card of protest.
Look again. I think they are next to the "I wipe my *ss with C. Salerno's and Chaves' supporters feelings."
I wish we had a leader like Harper who believes in freedom, democracy and free markets.
We USED TO, and his name was Ronald. Even Bush 41 was respectful of Constitutional principles, for the most part. But since him, forget it. The last three presidents have been awful. Bob
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