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Hugo Chavez ties Merkel to Hitler ahead of EU-Latin America Summit
Topnews ^ | 5/12/08 | Sahil Nagpal

Posted on 05/11/2008 7:44:36 PM PDT by Dawnsblood

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel, comparing her to Adolf Hitler in response to her criticism of the South American leader's policies.

Merkel belongs to the political right, "the same right that supported Hitler, fascism," Chavez said on his television programme, Alo Presidente.

Chavez's remarks came after Merkel said that the left-wing leader is not the voice of the region.

Merkel, speaking in an interview to Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa ahead of the European Union-Latin American summit, indicated that leftist polices pursued by leaders like Chavez were not the solution.

Pointing to the emergence of "left-wing populism" in some of the nations of Latin America, Merkel said: "Based on our experience in Europe, I don't believe that state-guided economies can provide a better or more sustainable response to such pressing problems."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chavez; eu; germany; hitler; merkel
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To: Dawnsblood

It’s the Chavez show. What less can one expect? What Merkel did is best. Just ignore him.

21 posted on 05/12/2008 7:14:27 AM PDT by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: Red6
Like the Austrians say:

Gar net erst ignorieren.

(Don't even ignore that.)

22 posted on 05/12/2008 10:14:33 AM PDT by PoliticsAndSausages
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To: spyone

Nope. She should be there, and she should make clear that the other Latin American countries cannot expect good relations with Europe when they follow Chavez´ path. And that´s what she did (behind closed doors).

23 posted on 05/12/2008 12:11:36 PM PDT by Michael81Dus
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To: BillyBoy

Actually, the chairwoman of the CDU is Angela Merkel, since 2000. And Mr. Kauder is the chairman of the CDU parliamentary group in the federal parliament. And while my party is not nearly as powerful as the NSDAP was, it´s gladly the most influential party in Germany. We have 11 of 16 governors, half of the federal cabinet, the Chief Justice, the Federal President and most of mayors and city councils. We are Christian Democrats, believing in God, country, and the good sites of individuals. And when Chavez calls me a Nazi, I thank him, because from his far left viewpoint (almost as much left, that he comes back from the right side) I must be right in the middle of society. :-)

God bless Germany, America and the entire free world! And may our Heavenly Father give Mr. Chavez what he deserves.

24 posted on 05/12/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT by Michael81Dus
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