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Santo Domingo.- A senior official’s statement Wednesday afternoon that president Leonel Fernandez will not visit Hugo Chavez in Caracas, just hours after the announcement, could be the result of cooling relations between the tow leaders.

Miguel Mejía, a minister without portfolio with close ties to the Venezuelan leader yesterday announced that given Chavez’s “tight agenda” the visit Sunday from his Dominican par had to be postponed. “The Venezuelan government notified that due to a busy agenda, he could not receive the president Sunday as scheduled and in that sense postponed the visit,” but noted it wasn’t due of Chavez’s health.

Nonetheless according to a recent U.S. Embassy cable disclosed by WikiLeaks Fernandez allegedly criticized Chavez’s “populist” measures, in a conversation with U.S. diplomats. In his second term in office (2004 to 2008) Fernandez had also criticized a supposed wave of populism sweeping across Latin America.

Mejia added that Chavez’s agenda is tight because his country faces difficulties in the wake of damages by hurricane Irene.

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9 comment(s)
Written by: generoso, 27 Oct 2011 10:12 AM
From: Dominican Republic

This huge mega-corrupt walrus, Miguel Mejia, a North Korea, Vietnam and commie advocate, is also a pal of Crazy Hugo, and his credibility is null.
Leonel is distancing himself from Hugo Chavez looking at his own self preservation, in the international political arena, that he aims in entering after he leaves office. As usual only thinking about his own future, instead of appeasing Chavez, who is giving a very generous 50,000 barrels of Venezuelan oil, with soft financing for the Dominican oil refinery, which both countries own.
Doctors have forecasted Chavez only lasting two more years, which may or may not come to past, as the saying goes: "Yerba mala no muere"
Written by: anthonyC, 27 Oct 2011 10:15 AM
From: United States
"minister without portfolio"

Is there a bigger political scam?
Written by: RobertoJose, 27 Oct 2011 10:17 AM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.....Don't sing it, just bring it !!!!
Leo doesn't know which side to be on, soon everyone will slam the door in his face for being a two face forked tongue individual..... no honor amongst thieves.

Leonel could only be trusted as far as you can throw a bowling ball.
Written by: tejada, 27 Oct 2011 11:23 AM
From: United States
lo que tiene de corrupto, lo tiene de feo!
Written by: ArielFornari, 27 Oct 2011 11:25 AM
From: Dominican Republic
LF the king of Caribbean corruption and the region's burgeoning narco-state, a backslider from the original revivalist movement of Bosch, is the Global Empire's favorite hemispheric marionette. "Populist" is the favorite adjective used by discredited pols and has beens like Oscar Arias of neocolonial Costa Rica, to bad mouth our growing progressive movements in the Continent, which refuse to kneel before the declining planetary gendarme (U.S.A.). Long live de facto and subliminal Anglo-Saxon social darwinists like LF, the steppin' fetchits and Uncle Toms of the dusbin of Latin American history. :-)
Written by: juanb, 27 Oct 2011 11:34 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Nice to see someone show LF the respect he deserves ( none ). Too bad it had to be a commie dictator. It would be great to see LF get his comeuppance from everyone.
Written by: MOLONDRON, 27 Oct 2011 12:35 PM
From: Dominican Republic

Could this be related to getting the cold shoulder from the Venezuelan Strongman?

"Human rightsorganization blames Leonel Fernández and the police for violence and corruption:

They demanded the resignation or dismissal of the head of the national police, general Polanco Gómez."

This issue is certainly getting a lot of international attention.
Written by: MOLONDRON, 27 Oct 2011 4:24 PM
From: Dominican Republic

"Leonel Fernandez decided to imitate Trujillo and Balaguer, Bosch was a "loser"

"Obviously, following Juan Bosch did not serve his purpose." "For a pragmatist educated in less sophisticated schemes of American utilitarianism, the pairing of opposites into "Winner"and"loser" used as an element to classify people in 20 seconds, don Juan Bosch was a loser"

A provocative opinion.
Written by: ArielFornari, 27 Oct 2011 9:05 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Saludos cordiales nuevamente a la gusanera apátrida, energumenizada y caústica de segunda y tercera generación, cuyos ancestros fueron sacados a ricas patadas de la Cuba Revolucionaria a raíz del glorioso triunfo del 1ro. de enero de 1959, y a todos sus ¨wannabees¨ criollos y continentales, lambones y colonizados mentales todos en un mismo saco de su amo el Tío Sam. :-)
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