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Rest In Power, Comandante! Thoughts on the death of Hugo Chavez

by | 6th, March 2013

Argentina Chavez

CANCER gave Venezuela a bloodless coup when it claimed the life of Hugo Chavez, the country’s President.

Sean Penn liked him:

“Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion. I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela. Venezuela and its revolution will endure under the proven leadership of Vice President Maduro.”

That’s from the actor whose Wikipedia page describes himself as “ambassador-at-large for Haiti, incumbent”. Still, the grandstanding actor’s hard to dislike, his short temper and non-suffering of fools make him a character in the sea of taught smiling faces. The two-time Oscar winner did nail it when he said of his gongs:

“The Academy awards is merely an opportunity to be an extra in a TV show and maybe 20 seconds more than that if you win.”

And he married Madonna and pulled Scarlett Johansson.

Oliver Stoned also liked Chavaz:

”I mourn a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place. Hated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chavez will live forever in history. My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned.”

Death is a peace earned? While all despots, even the ones democratically elected, like Chavez, look forward to

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