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This was not easy to find. I heard that he went to speak at a college, but I had a brutal time finding which college it was at.




Posted: Thursday, 21 September 2006 6:17AM


Venezuela Leader takes Aim at President Bush



NEW YORK (AP) -- After a U.N. speech in which he branded President Bush, Satan, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has gotten a standing ovation with another anti-Bush speech at a New York college.


The leftist South American leader spoke at Cooper Union last night before a packed audience including professors and union organizers.


Chavez proclaimed himself ''a friend'' of the people of the United States, but said he hopes next time, they'll choose, in his words, an ''intelligent president.''


He got the standing ovation for comments accusing President Bush of committing genocide in Iraq. Chavez compared the Bush administration's actions to those of the Nazis and said the president should be brought before an international tribunal.


Venezuela's president has become Latin America's leading voice against the U.S. government, taking on the crusading style of his mentor, Fidel Castro.


The U.S., incidentally, is the top customer for Venezuela's oil.

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