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Hugo Chavez: 10 outrageous things he said about the US

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Then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reads a statement in Jerusalem in July 2006. During her time as secretary, Ms. Rice was frequently called 'little girl' by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

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3. Little girl

Mr. Rumsfeld wasn’t the only member of the Bush administration who was the target of Chávez’s ire. Then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also received her share of insults.

Ms. Rice labeled Venezuela as a “menace” to Latin America democracy and security.

Chávez responded during a weekly broadcast in February 2006:  

“Remember, little girl, I'm like the thorn tree that flowers on the plain. I waft my scent to passersby and prick he who shakes me. Don't mess with me, Condoleezza. Don't mess with me, girl.” 

He then blew a kiss at the camera.

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