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The World | IN BRIEF / VENEZUELA

Chavez Lashes Out After U.S. Report

March 20, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

President Hugo Chavez lobbed a litany of insults at President Bush, including "donkey" and "drunkard," in response to a White House report branding Chavez a demagogue.

Chavez, one of Bush's fiercest critics, has accused the U.S. government of seeking to oust him from the presidency of Venezuela, which supplies about 15% of U.S. crude oil imports.

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