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Venezuela slams Harper for ‘blunt, insensitive, impertinent’ remarks on Hugo Chavez’s death
National Post ^ | March 7, 2013 | Mike Blanchfield

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 Harper’s “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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1 posted on 03/07/2013 10:32:53 AM PST by Squawk 8888
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To: Squawk 8888

Gee, and all of a suddenI thought the gal who played Rhoda finally got some sense.


2 posted on 03/07/2013 10:33:33 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

3 posted on 03/07/2013 10:33:38 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

B-O-O-H-O-O!


4 posted on 03/07/2013 10:38:45 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Squawk 8888

B-O-O-H-O-O!


5 posted on 03/07/2013 10:40:14 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
"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.

6 posted on 03/07/2013 10:40:29 AM PST by StormEye
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To: Squawk 8888

Isn’t the family of Hugo Chavez also included in the people of Venezuela?


7 posted on 03/07/2013 10:41:03 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Thye aforementioned C. Salerno
10 posted on 03/07/2013 10:41:17 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Squawk 8888

“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?


11 posted on 03/07/2013 10:43:54 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: StormEye

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.


12 posted on 03/07/2013 10:44:56 AM PST by supremedoctrine (What thou lovest well, remains, the rest is dross....---Ezra Pound.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Oh, Boo Hoo.

Like Chavez is going to hear about those comment in Hell....


13 posted on 03/07/2013 10:46:41 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Squawk 8888
I doubt that the people are grieving...
14 posted on 03/07/2013 10:49:07 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Squawk 8888

And most Venezuelans are happy over it. Tears are for the cameras so they don’t just disappear one day.


15 posted on 03/07/2013 10:51:40 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Squawk 8888
You know, if Harper said nothing at all, Venezuela should count that as a blessing.

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.

16 posted on 03/07/2013 10:56:42 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Made In The USA
"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?"

Look again. I think they are next to the "I wipe my *ss with C. Salerno's and Chaves' supporters feelings."

17 posted on 03/07/2013 11:03:30 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Squawk 8888

I wish we had a leader like Harper who believes in freedom, democracy and free markets.


18 posted on 03/07/2013 11:18:21 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

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


19 posted on 03/07/2013 11:57:03 AM PST by alstewartfan ("You looked like a still From Cecil B DeMille When I saw you Waiting at my door." Al Stewart)
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