"You are a donkey, Mr. Danger" Remembering President Chávez’s best insults


In memoriam, Foreign Policy has collected some of Hugo Chávez’s best insults:

Chávez was not the only world leader who relished a good — if perhaps, at times, one-sided — fight with los imperialistas, but what made him stand out for so many, including many in the West, was the gusto with which he flung out bombast like “you are a donkey, Mr. Danger" and "go to hell, Yankee shits!” Everyone remembers that Chávez called George W. Bush the devil. But here, we’ve collected some of the less well-known — but no less colorful — insults from the 14-year reign of the Zinger King of Caracas.

Insult"Puppy dog of the empire."Insultee: Mexican President Vicente Fox

Insult: “Pitiyanqui,” or “Little Yankee”Insultees: Counterrevolutionaries, or, as the New York Times put it, “the type of Venezuelan who favors shopping sprees in Miami over paying allegiance to the fatherland.”

Insult: “Devils in VestmentsInsultee: The Catholic Church hierarchy

Insult"The lord of war … one of the dogs of the devil."Insultee: Donald Rumsfeld

Insult"Poor ignoramus."Insultee: Barack Obama

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