Venezuela's foreign minister is criticizing U.S. conservatives for what he calls "extremist" stances against President Hugo Chavez's government.Such vitriol sounds oh so familiar.
Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro condemned what he called actions by the "far right" in Washington.
He says conservatives have swept up Congress and the U.S. government in an "absurd, extremist policy against Latin America and against our homeland."
Maduro was whining about money, of course.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee last week backed an amendment to slash the $48.5 million that the U.S. provides for the Organization of American States. Florida Republican Connie Mack said the measure was aimed at an organization that he feels backs Chavez.