Venezuela's Chavez: US Push For Ethanol Production A 'Crime'

CARACAS (AP)--Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says a U.S. push to boost ethanol production during a world food crisis is a "crime." The socialist leader says he is concerned that so much U.S.-produced corn could be used to make biofuel, instead of feeding the world's poor. Chavez said Saturday that the corn needed to fill an average car with ethanol would be enough to feed seven people for a year.

When asked wasn't Venezuala the world's fifth largest oil exporter Chavez said "Me no undastand, me no speaka, 'ow you saya, the Queen's Eengleesh."