Chavez, Uribe In Not-So-Diplomatic Shouting Match
February 23, 2010
Mexico (ChattahBox) During a summit in Mexico meant to fortify unity between the Latin nations, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe were feeling less than diplomatic.
The two began arguing over trade agreements, and it soon escalated into a shouting match when Chavez accused Uribe of planning his assassination.
Uribe allegedly began shouting at him to “be a man”, calling him a coward who is afraid to speak accept at a distance.
In the end it was Cuba’s Raul Castro who stepped in.
“How is it possible that we’re fighting at a summit intended to unite Latin American and Caribbean countries?” he is quoted as telling the two men.