Former Paraguayan Army Commander General Lino Oviedo Monday said he "hates" the way Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez makes politics, as he uses his country's resources to fund neighbor nations, while his people are in need, Reuters reported.
Oviedo -who was convicted to 10 years in jail for his attempted coup d'etat- was released on probation last week. When leaving the prison, he voiced interest in participating in the presidential vote next April 2008.
"I absolutely hate" the way Chávez makes politics, Oviedo told Primero de Marzo radio station.
"Charity begins at home. His people are in a bad situation, and he is lending money to Bolivia, to (Ecuadorian President Rafael) Correa, to Argentina. And that money belongs to the people."
If Oviedo joins the Paraguayan presidencial race, he is to face former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo, whose candidacy is supported by leftwing groups advocating Chávez.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Former Paraguayan General rebuts Chávez' politics