- Title: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox slams Maduro, Trump
- Date: 4th June 2017
- Summary: LEON, GUANAJUATO STATE, MEXICO (JUNE 04, 2017) (REUTERS) VENEZUELANS LIVING IN MEXICO DEMONSTRATING IN A CENTRAL PLAZA FORMER MEXICAN PRESIDENT, VICENTE FOX, GREETING VENEZUELAN DEMONSTRATORS CLOSE-UP OF A PROTEST SIGN MORE OF FOX GREETING DEMONSTRATORS DEMONSTRATOR FIXING HIS GLASSES FOX STANDING AMONGST VENEZUELAN DEMONSTRATORS VARIOUS OF VENEZUELAN DEMONSTRATORS (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FORMER MEXICAN PRESIDENT, VICENTE FOX, SAYING: "They don't deserve to destroy a country, and they've already destroyed it, Chavez and Maduro. They don't deserve to destroy an economy, and they've already destroyed it. They don't deserve to make the country go hungry, and they've already made the country go hungry. They don't deserve to be representing this great nation (Venezuela). To my Venezuelan brothers and sisters, that as far as it goes, we won't stop. I am with you." VARIOUS OF VENEZUELAN DEMONSTRATORS POSING FOR PICTURES WITH VENEZUELAN FLAGS CROSSES WITH THE NAMES OF VICTIMS KILLED IN PROTESTS IN VENEZUELA LAID ON THE GROUND (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) VENEZUELAN LIVING IN MEXICO, ALEXANDRA LINARES, SAYING: "It's really hard. It's really tough to watch the way they kill, how they murder our young people, how they murder our women. They mistreat them, the women whom I admire. And I say to them, 'thank you. Thank you for doing what you do (protesting)'. It's been eight months since I left there (Venezuela). I know how hard it is to go hungry." VENEZUELAN PROTESTER HOLDING A BABY (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FORMER MEXICAN PRESIDENT, VICENTE FOX, SAYING: "He's (Trump) another populist, another demagogue another stuck up person called Trump who is also destroying his country. His lack of respect for the American people, his lack of support for the presidency of his country, has led him to annul, to pull out of Paris agreement. What a huge idiot he is. Why does he think he is god and that he owns the world? Who gives him the right to destroy the earth, to destroy this home which belongs to every human being in the world?" DEMONSTRATORS APPLAUDING VARIOUS OF DEMONSTRATORS CHANTING
- Embargoed: 18th June 2017 23:49
- Keywords: protest Donald Trump Nicolas Maduro Vicente Fox United States Venezuela Mexico
- Location: LEON, GUANAJUATO STATE, MEXICO
- City: LEON, GUANAJUATO STATE, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JV5KYT
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- Story Text: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox slammed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday (June 4) after he stopped to greet a group of Venezuelan demonstrators in Leon.
Fox said Maduro and his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, had destroyed Venezuela's economy and forced people into hunger.
Two months of protests against Maduro's government, as opposition supporters demand elections, freedom for jailed activists, and foreign humanitarian aid, have convulsed the South American OPEC nation.
Venezuelans living in Leon said they came out to support their fellow citizens back home in Venezuela.
Fox also had choice words for U.S. President Donald Trump whom he has slammed in the past.
Fox criticized Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords last week, calling him a populist and a demagogue who was destroying his country.
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