Venezuelan authorities are demanding that a private television station stop airing a Colombian soap opera that they say is denigrating to their country.
The soap opera Chepe Fortuna features an unscrupulous secretary named “Venezuela” who has a dog called “Little Hugo,” an apparent reference to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Given recent diplomatic disputes between the neighbouring countries, the satire has not sat well with Venezuela’s government.
Venezuela has told a private TV company to stop showing a Colombian soap opera it says is insulting to the country.
Chepe Fortuna stars a character called Colombia and her sister Venezuela, who owns a dog called Little Hugo, the same name as Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
In one episode Venezuela loses Little Hugo, prompting Colombia to tell her she is better off without him.
PERHAPS CHAVEZ SHOULD GET HIS BUDDY OBAMA TO ASK THE COLOMBIANS TO BE MORE CIVIL.