No Rebel-Led Govt’ For Chavez

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News Americas, CARACAS, Venezuela, Weds. Aug. 24, 2011: Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is continuing to weigh in on the situation in Libya, insisting he will not recognize a rebel-led interim government.

Chavez on Tuesday said Venezuela will continue to recognize Moammar Gadhafi as the leader of Libya.

“We recognize only one government: the one led by Moammar Gadhafi,” said Chavez, speaking during a televised address.

He blasted through the gates of Gadhafi’s compound in the Libyan capital of Tripoli after hours of intense fighting and condemned the roles of NATO and the U.S. government in Libya’s conflict.

“Without a doubt, we’re facing imperial madness,” Chavez said, condemning NATO’s airstrikes.

Gadhafi’s whereabouts remain unclear.

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