In today’s 15 Minutes on Latin America I’ll talk about Sean Penn’s unannounced visit to Caracas. He arrived in the middle of a huge blackout (and the three top executives of the state-owned utility are now under arrest), but later on Hugo showed Sean some gas, even when Sean’s picture was not broadcast in the state-owned media.
Here are a couple of links on the trip:
Venezuela construirá “una base naval de grandes proporciones” en Margarita Venezuela plans new Caribbean naval base. Chavez says a naval base there will help authorities fight drug trafficking.
Humor, probably NSFW: Sean Penn Visits Hugo Chavez on Behalf of Obama
In other Hugo news, according to this report from Venezuelan magazine Version Final, Hugo spends $45,000 in suits, $200,000 in clothes and $20,000 in shoes annually. He’s got to keep himself in true Hollywood style indeed. In spite of that, “Hugo Chávez ya no está de moda en Europa”, Hugo’s no longer in fashion in Europe.
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