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April 03, 2006

HUGO CHAVEZ BLOWBACK? "Calderon rose in the polls exactly after the conservative PAN Party ran newspaper campaign ads showing great big vulgar pictures of Hugo Chavez making sneering remarks about President Vicente Fox shortly after the Summit of the Americas in Argentina. The obnoxiousness, the uncouth talk about lapdogs, and the disrespectful behavior of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez was apparently enough to affect Mexican voter sentiment - boosting the anti-Chavez right - as Mexican voters decided they had no intention of being pushed around."