Well, it appears that the story that I mentioned regarding Hugo Chavez suggesting the US government set off the Haiti earthquake was incorrect. A rumour started by a Venezualan website managed to propagate itself through the world media. More here.
So apologies are in order.
However, it’s interesting that as well as mainstream Spanish news and Fox news accepting this story, it was also propagated by Press TV and Prison Planet. It seems that this story panders to disparate prejudices from both those think little of Chavez or and those who think the US is capable of anything.