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A Spanish radio station (COPE) owned by the Spanish Catholic Conference of Bishops pulled a prank on Evo Morales yesterday, impersonating Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero on a congratulatory phone call and steering the conversation towards Fidel Castro and "imperialism". COPE show hosts spent all of today making fun of Morales for falling for it. The Bolivian embassy has lodged an official complaint, Zapatero has called the prank "unacceptable" and the Spanish Socialist Party is suggesting the impersonation might actually constitute a crime. (source).

OMFG, I can't believe the Spanish right.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Dec 21st, 2005 at 07:54:38 PM EST
A station in Miami did the saem thing claming to be Fidel Castro calling Hugo Chavez last year.  Chavez fell for the joke.

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by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Wed Dec 21st, 2005 at 09:52:19 PM EST
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