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Nov 20th 2007

Hugo Chavez: Popular in Spain!

People told me that Hugo Chavez would become a popular guy, even outside the borders of Venezuela.

And they were right!

The king of Spain’s recent undiplomatic outburst at the Venezuelan president has become a ringtone hit across Spain.

An estimated 500,000 people have downloaded the insult featuring the words “Why don’t you shut up?”, generating a reported 1.5m euros ($2m).

King Juan Carlos asked Hugo Chavez to “shut up” at a summit in Chile last week after the president said Spain’s ex-PM Jose Maria Aznar was a “fascist”.

Branded mugs, t-shirts and websites featuring the row are also profitable.

2 Responses to “Hugo Chavez: Popular in Spain!”

  1. N Chung

    How do you download the ringtone?

  2. doug

    I don’t know… 🙁