President of Venzuela, Hugo Chávez, has slammed president Barack Obama, branding him an “ignoramus.” He says that Obama should “read a little and learn a little to better understand reality and the reality of Latin America”.
The criticism came in response to comments made by Obama in January, intimating that the Venezuelan leader was guilty of ”exporting terrorism”.
Chávez, who has admitted to hoping for diplomatic amends between the two nations, revealed that Obama’s comments have caused him to delay the Venzuelan ambassador’s visit to Washington.
Chávez requested in January that Obama revoke his claims, which implied that the Venezuelan president has “hindered progress in the region.” The American president also hinted that Chávez has supported “malicious associations” such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Despite Caracas and Washington maintaining a dynamic commercial trade, diplomatic relations between the two have sunk to an all-time low. A bitter verbal exchange has culminated in the withdrawal of the respective ambassadors.