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'Chávez ideas will solve crisis': Antonio Banderas
Banderas also criticized Obama for not fullfilling his promises during his two terms in office and succumbing to the pressure of big business and financial markets. Photo: Cristina Quicler/AFP

'Chávez ideas will solve crisis': Antonio Banderas

Published: 20 Nov 2013 11:05 GMT+01:00
Updated: 20 Nov 2013 11:05 GMT+01:00

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas surprised CNN viewers when he criticized US President Barack Obama and suggested Europe and the US should apply the same economic policies as Venezuela’s late president Hugo Chávez.

During his talk with Spanish journalist Ana Pastor, Banderas was asked several questions about the current financial crisis and possible solutions to it.

The Malaga-born star pointed the finger of blame at “the markets, the lobbies, the big corporations” and suggested they didn’t have to take responsibility when countries and governments had problems.

“We’re not being governed by the people we voted for,” he told Pastor.

“How do you put a stop to that?” she asked.

“You break it like Chávez did in his day, you get all these big corporations and you nationalize them,” answered Banderas in the midst of a deafening silence.

“There was no other way out,” he added.

The Hollywood actor also criticized the US’s President Obama for not fullfilling his promises during his two terms in office and succumbing to the pressure of big business and financial markets.

Alex Dunham (alex.dunham@thelocal.com)

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