Saturday, May 19, 2007

Chavez to the Pope: Apologize to the Indians!

Who's calling for, no, demanding an apology now?

Mr. Hypocrite himself, Hugo Chavez. Ya gotta love this guy's chutzpah, though, taking on the Pope. And he must have some good spin doctors surrounding him...he knows how to get the (mostly) poor people to support him. PS a gallon of gas in Venezuela costs about $.23! Suck that, gringos!

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez demanded Pope Benedict apologize to Indians in Latin America for saying this month in Brazil that the Roman Catholic Church purified them.

Chavez, who regularly clashes with the Catholic Church in Venezuela but had not directly criticized the Pope before, accused the Pontiff on Friday of ignoring the "holocaust" that followed Christopher Columbus's 1492 landing in the Americas...Chavez spoke only days after Venezuelan media interpreted other comments from the Pope as singling out Chavez as a danger to Latin America when he warned of autocrats in the region.