Andrea Vance at Stuff reports:
Prime Minister John Key’s refusal to attend the funeral of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez is a “mind-boggling political blunder,” a former MP says.
Former Green MP Keith Locke says Key is wasting an opportunity to rub shoulders with leaders in the increasingly influential region.
I’m really not sure how news worthy it is that a former Green MP disagrees with the PM. If it was a current MP, maybe.
I thought Keith Locke was against leaders who abuse human rights. I guess he thinks it is okay, when they are of the same ideological persuasion.Tags: Hugo Chavez, John Key, Keith Locke