Say it ain’t so?
Last updated: October 10th, 2010 02:28 PM (PDT)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez expressed solidarity with
He suggested the prize should not have gone to Liu Xiaobo, who has drawn praise from Western governments as an advocate of gradual political change without any violent confrontation with Chinese leaders.
"This (Liu) is like Obama, the other peace prize," Chavez said.
The Venezuelan leader criticized last year's award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama, saying the
Speaking in his weekly radio and television program, Chavez scoffed at his Venezuelan political opponents who praised the giving of the peace prize to Liu.
Chavez said the opposition's support for the prize showed that "they are lackeys" of the West. "They are worse than the Yankees."
"Our greetings and solidarity go to the government of the People's Republic of
The Chinese government reacted angrily to the announcement of the peace prize for Liu. It said the Norwegian Nobel Committee violated its own principles by honoring a "criminal."
Chavez's government has intensified its diplomatic and trade relations with
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