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Chavez: A ruler obsessed

Less than a day after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s communication minister appeared on television to announce that the socialist leader was in failing health, Chavez died. In 2010, Christopher Hitchens (who died Dec. 15, 2011) wrote about a 2008 visit to Venezuela with actor Sean Penn during which he had a rare occasion to wonder about Chave’s health — his mental health.

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