Saturday, November 10, 2012

On November 10

On this day in ...
... 2007 (5 years ago today), in Santiago, Chile, as a 22-country Ibero-American summit its end, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez called a former Spanish Prime Minister a "fascist" – a charge that provoked the Spanish King, Juan Carlos I, to blurt out:
'¿Por qué no te callas?'
That is,
'Why don't you shut up?'
As the BBC drily noted, the theme for the meeting was "social cohesion."

(Prior November 10 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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