CARACAS, Venezuela -- A Venezuelan lawmaker slapped a journalist on live television in a dispute about a story on her infant son's death, El Universal reported Wednesday.
Iris Varela hit Gustavo Azocar and broke his glasses Tuesday during his morning television program. Varela is a known ally of President Hugo Chavez, while Azocar is an ardent critic of the leftist Venezuelan leader.
A video clip of the incident has appeared on several Venezuelan web sites including El Universal and was posted to the popular video sharing site YouTube.
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