Hugo Chavez: 10 outrageous things he said about the US

Hugo Chavez, whose death was announced Tuesday, will be remembered worldwide as much for what he said as for what he did during his 14-year rule of Venezuela. From the vitriolic to bizarre, here is a list of 10 outrageous comments he made about the “Yankee empire” and its leaders.

4. Mr. Danger

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    At a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2005, President Hugo Chávez holds up a US dollar bill and challenges President Bush to bet which of them will remain in power longer. Mr. Bush was one of the main targets of Chávez’s criticism.
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President George W. Bush was one of Chávez’s main targets, often being called evil, or a donkey.

During a particularly incensed speech in March 2006, he gave “Mr. Danger” a slew of digs:

“You are a coward, a killer, a [perpetrator of] genocide, an alcoholic, a drunk, a liar, an immoral person, Mr. Danger,” he said during the nationally televised speech. “You are the worst, Mr. Danger. The worst of this planet ... a psychologically sick man, I know it.” 

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