Quotable: Chavez says he and Jesus have a lot in common

Days after King Juan Carlos of Spain told Hugo Chávez to "shut up" at the Ibero-American summit (after Chávez called former Spanish PM Jose Maria Aznar a "fascist"), Chávez has fired back from Caracas, comparing the king's treatment of him to the persecution of Jesus: Should he accept the king's injunction to shut up, "the ...

Days after King Juan Carlos of Spain told Hugo Chávez to "shut up" at the Ibero-American summit (after Chávez called former Spanish PM Jose Maria Aznar a "fascist"), Chávez has fired back from Caracas, comparing the king's treatment of him to the persecution of Jesus:

Days after King Juan Carlos of Spain told Hugo Chávez to "shut up" at the Ibero-American summit (after Chávez called former Spanish PM Jose Maria Aznar a "fascist"), Chávez has fired back from Caracas, comparing the king's treatment of him to the persecution of Jesus:

Should he accept the king's injunction to shut up, "the stones of the people of Latin America would cry out", said Chávez, paraphrasing a comment by Christ in Jerusalem shortly before his crucifixion. The Venezuelan information ministry issued press releases identifying the relevant part of the Bible.

Carolyn O'Hara is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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