Chavez tells U.S.: ‘Get your…

Chavez tells U.S.: ‘Get your hands off Venezuela!’

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told the United States on Friday to “get its hands off Venezuela” as he accused Washington of backing a wave of opposition protests seeking a recall vote against him.

In related news, the Venezuela opposition has abandoned their attempt to recall Chavez.

Chavez has survived a coup attempt, a recall attempt, seems more popular than ever – all the while loudly denouncing the machinations of Bush and gang. This is one tough, smart hombre.