19 January 2011
Chavez angered by slurs about “Little Hugo”
The Telegraph (and many other sources) report that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered a private television station to stop showing a Colombian soap opera featuring a troublesome dog called Little Hugo owned by a girl called Venezuela who feels better off without him.
The country's National Telecommunications Commission condemned the programme for it's "degrading treatment of Venezuela" and asked Televen to immediately stop broadcasting it.
The show is called Chepe Fortuna which features two girls: the wayward Venezuela and a better behaved sister called Colombia. Venezuela has a dog called Little Hugo.
In one episode, Venezuela is shown searching for her dog after he goes missing, calling out: "Little Hugo? Baby? Baby? Cutie?" Later Venezuela is seen crying as she talks to someone over the phone and asks: "What will become of Venezuela without Little Hugo?" A man replies: "Venezuela will be free. Lately Little Hugo was defecating everywhere."
Speaking on Saturday President Chavez (above) said: "What disrespect for Venezuela! It is a disgraceful slur on the real “Little Hugo” who is rather large and has satisfied over a thousand ladies. That soap is so horrible. “
All a bit of a cock up if you ask me…