By Stan Guthrie

Standing behind a table at the United Nations on September 20, 2006, the day after George W. Bush gave a speech at the General Assembly, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez told the audience, “The devil came here yesterday, and it smells of sulfur still today.” Then he made the sign of the cross with his hands, brought them together as if in prayer, and glanced upward, as if invoking heavenly witnesses.