BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:57 P.M.) – The Venezuelan government has labeled the Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as a “coward” and “dog” that is a lackey to Washington after he called Venezuela a “big problem” and insulted its late legendary leader Hugo Chavez during a speech in the US under the eyes of Donald Trump in late February.
“Latin America was in general like a well-behaved dog on the carpet except for Venezuela which was a big problem,” Kuczynski said in Washington.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in response demanded an apology from the a former Wall Street investment banker who won the election in Peru last year.
“He (Kuczynski) goes round, poor thing, with my respect because he is an elderly man, a good dog who wags its tail at the empire and asks for an intervention in Venezuela. He’s alone, going round like a crazy man, with no one paying attention,” said Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez.
“I also rose and told him, ‘look, mister, you are a coward, and I repeat it here, Mr. Kuczynski, you are a coward who dared to tarnish the memory of our commander Hugo Chavez,” added the Venezuelan top diplomat.
In response, Peru made it clear through a statement that it was not happy with the words of Rodriguez.
“The comments made by Venezuela’s foreign minister are unacceptable,” said Peru’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna in an address before the nation’s congress.