Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Diplomatic Spat (Mex v. Ven)

This story from BBC News takes me back to high school:

Mexico and Venezuela have recalled their ambassadors amid a diplomatic spat between the two countries.

Mexican President Vicente Fox announced the move minutes after Venezuela said it was ordering home its envoy.

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez refused to bow to Mexican demands to apologise for warning off Mr Fox - after describing him as a "puppy" of US imperialism.

The row began last week, after Mexico supported a failed US bid to relaunch regional free trade talks at a summit.

On Sunday, Mr Chavez accused the Mexican leader of disrespecting him and warned: "Don't mess with me sir, because you'll come out pricked."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

These two macho pachucas are like a B-movie. We should give them a couple of dueling pistols (or perhaps swords or knives would be more to their taste) and let them fight it out like gentlemen. We couldn't lose no matter which one won. It would be a matter of losing a bad friend or a worse enemy.

11/16/2005 9:11 AM  

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