Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is a "tropical Mussolini," renowned
Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes said during a public debate
held Thursday night at Berlin Cervantes Institute, as reported
by international news agency Efe.
"I do not like Hugo Chávez at all. Chávez is a
demagogue, a tropical Mussolini," the author said when comparing
the Italian dictator with the Venezuelan president.
In his view, President Chávez has ruined his nation
and squashed basic rights.
Latin American issues were discussed during the event.
Fuentes, who had his Spanish colleague Juan Goytisolo as
co-speaker in a session entitled "The Culture Dialogue," advocated
for opening of boundaries and free expression of ideas and