10/13/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chavez Threatens To Cut U.S. Off From Oil Again: "Go To Hell, S--- Yankees, We Are A Dignified Nation" (VIDEO)

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has thrust the OPEC nation into its worst diplomatic crisis for years by expelling the U.S. ambassador in a growing feud between Washington and Latin America's leftist leaders.

Chavez, who calls ex-Cuban leader Fidel Castro his mentor, also on Thursday repeated a threat he has made often to cut off Venezuela's oil supply to the United States.

"Go to hell, s--- Yankees, we are a dignified people, go to hell a hundred times," Chavez shouted at a political rally to thousands of roaring supporters dressed in red.

WATCH the video below. If you speak any Spanish, you'll catch the quote at the end:

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