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Hugo Chavez rejects Obama’s ambassador, would prefer someone famous

Hugo Chavez has rejected President Obama’s nominee to be ambassador to Venezuela. The nominee, Larry Palmer, has criticized Chavez’s government. But maybe that’s not the problem! Maybe Chavez is just looking for someone a little more Hollywood.

In a televised speech on Tuesday, Venezuela’s president said he had come up with a solution. “I hope they name Oliver Stone. I’ll suggest a candidate … Sean Penn or [linguist and philosopher Noam] Chomsky. We have a lot of friends there. Bill Clinton.”

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Draw Hugo Chavez Day

Venezuela’s democratically-elected socialist dictator Hugo Chavez wants amateurs to stop making pictures of him.

[The government] has banned the use of the “name, image or figure” of Hugo Chavez on “infrastructure projects, constructions, educational establishments or public buildings of any kind” unless express permission of the president has been granted.

I totally understand. Once people think they’re allowed to draw pictures of you, they come up with shit like this:

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