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  • Sitting under a poster of a playful painting by Carlos Cruz-Díez, a kinetic artist, most of those present proudly identified themselves as "pitiyanquis," or petite yanquis, thus appropriating a vitriolic insult used with increasing frequency by President Hugo Chávez to describe his opponents.

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  • "I hope that stings, 'pitiyanquis'," he said, using a derogatory term for Venezuelan opponents who have perceived US sympathies.

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  • Sitting under a poster of a playful painting by Carlos Cruz-Díez, a kinetic artist, most of those present proudly identified themselves as “pitiyanquis,” or petite yanquis, thus appropriating a vitriolic insult used with increasing frequency by President Hugo Chávez to describe his opponents.

    Reactions From Around the World - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • "You won't be able to make a single law, 'pitiyanquis,'" Chavez said, using one of his favorite insults, which refers to U.S. collaborators and translates as "little Yankees."

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  • We've gone from adecos, to escualidos, to vendepatrias to pitiyanquis, and by now most of us have learned to just tune out the barrage.

    Caracas Chronicles

  • Condemning Israel for its disproportionate response could begin to turn the tide on this false idea that we are either pitiyanquis or rookies.

    Caracas Chronicles

  • Silence about Gaza doesn't make us pitiyanquis, but it does make us look amateurish.

    Caracas Chronicles

  • "Look, pitiyanquis, don't even think of launching a coup or some madness such as this.

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