THE ABSURD TIMES — STILL

The Absurd Times Chavez and His Legacy

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on March 6, 2013

THE ABSURD TIMES

This is a collection of contributions on Hugo Chavez over the past 17 hours. Each has links to articles, videos, photographs, and other forms of documentation. It is better to consult this material than to take any material from the corporate media.

Chavez will be missed by a vast majority.

  1. Syrian for Syria ‏@_syrian4syria_
    Forget Martin Luther King & Ghandi. They’re overrated. And long gone. Embrace the heroes of TODAY πŸ™‚ #Chavez #Assadpic.twitter.com/nKSLZLvk5N

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  2. 15 minsAJELive ‏@AJELive
    Hundreds gather at main sq in Caracas to pay their respects | “We want to be close to #Chavezhttp://aje.me/ZqcL4K pic.twitter.com/LkaqpFsBB2

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  3. 19 minsThe Guardian ‏@guardian
    Hugo #Chávez: coffin moves through Caracas – live updates w/@Haroon_Siddique http://gu.com/p/3e92v/tw

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  4. 23 minsBBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
    “A sea of red flags across #Caracas. People are crying and screaming the name of #Chavez” – BBC’s @irenecaselli LIVE:http://bbc.in/168I8G7

    Followed by jeremy scahill and 2 others

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  5. 35 minsBBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
    US state department official expresses sympathy to friends and family of #Chavez, says US ready to support Venezuela – BBC’s@jonnydymond

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  6. 45 minsAJELive ‏@AJELive
    Hundreds of people spent night in front of hospital, waving Venezuelan flags, chanting “we are all #Chavez!” | http://aje.me/XSWuXR

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  7. 48 minsCNN Breaking News ‏@cnnbrk
    Venezuelans line streets for #Chavez funeral processionhttp://on.cnn.com/XSW1oq

    Followed by RickSanchez NewsFeed and 2 others

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  8. 1 hrMaximilian Forte ‏@1D4TW
    Applauding a man’s life and revolutionary legacy, and going forward:#Chavez #VivaChávezporSiempre http://twitpic.com/c94u9n

    Followed by Marxist Observer and 2 others

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  9. 1 hrSlate ‏@Slate
    Why Did Hugo Chavez Hate the United States So Much? EXPLAINED: http://slate.me/XPuqnf #Chavez #history

    Followed by Nein. and 2 others

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  10. 1 hrMaximilian Forte ‏@1D4TW
    #Chavez and #VivaChávezporSiempre top trending worldwide, as they should be.

    Followed by WordPress.com and 1 other

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  11. 1 hrCPJ ‏@pressfreedom
    Before #Chavez death, we said his “health, shrouded in mystery, leaves an uncertain political landscape” http://ow.ly/ipQo7

    Followed by Lucy Kafanov and 2 others

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  12. 1 hrPress TV ‏@PressTV
    President Hugo #Chavez passed away on March 5, 2013 in Caracas after a long fight with cancer, Venezuelan Vice Prehttp://twitpic.com/c94qdu

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  13. 1 hrCNN iReport ‏@cnnireport
    Venezuelans have mobbed a procession taking Hugo Chavez’s body through Caracas, are you there? Send images: http://at.cnn.com/J3bbGPY #Chavez

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  14. 2 hrsAnonymous 4thEstate ‏@4thAnon
    The US CIA and FBI Had Planned to Assassinate President Hugo#Chavez http://goo.gl/5OPnb Mission Accomplished!

    Followed by ✩ Syrian Commando ✩ and 1 other

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  15. 2 hrsSyrian for Syria ‏@_syrian4syria_
    They tried to turn his ppl against him, didnt work. So they killed him like how they killed Arafat, Kennedy.. http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/03/06/292157/venezuela-accuses-us-of-killing-chavez/ …#Chavez

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  16. 2 hrsHarry Fear ‏@harryfear
    RIP Hugo #Chavez

    Followed by Muammar Al Gaddafi

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  17. 3 hrsAnonymous 4thEstate ‏@4thAnon
    CIA tries to get rid #Chavez at all costs. Stratfor/WikiLeakshttp://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/19nkna/cia_tries_to_get_rid_of_chavez_at_all_costs/ …

    Followed by Greg Palast and 1 other

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  18. 3 hrsAnonymous 4thEstate ‏@4thAnon
    Goodbye #Chavez, America Never Knew You http://goo.gl/7Mi6R

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  19. 4 hrsSophia ‏@les_politiques
    “There are billionaires in London and New York who have a few hundred million less each because of #Chavezhttp://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2013/03/chavez/ …

    Followed by THE syrian girl and 2 others

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  20. 4 hrsAJELive ‏@AJELive
    Dima Khatib, Al Jazeera’s former #Caracas bureau chief, met with#Chavez on several occasions. She spoke to us live |http://aje.me/XP4W9p

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  21. 4 hrsCurrent TV ‏@current
    What do Hugo #Chavez, Mother Teresa & Chris Christie have in common? WATCH @JohnFugelsang explain on @ViewpointCTV:http://bit.ly/YMq3Go

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  22. 4 hrsSophia ‏@les_politiques
    Great post from @CraigMurrayOrg on #Chavez: “The incongruity and imbalance of the Chavez demonisation is ridiculous”http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2013/03/chavez/ …

    Followed by ✩ Syrian Commando ✩ and 2 others

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  23. 4 hrsSeumas Milne ‏@SeumasMilne
    #Chavez led #LatinAmerica‘s transformation, delivered to#Venezuela‘s poor & showed alternatives in 21st centuryhttp://bit.ly/R58XBz

    Followed by jeremy scahill and 2 others

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  24. 5 hrsBernie Sanders ‏@SenSanders
    Today’s news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=84C13B64-E61F-4CF9-BBA3-1DB3836C690E … #Vt #Vermont #Medicare#Budget #ClimateChange #Chavez #Dow #NoKXL

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  25. 5 hrsHuffington Post ‏@HuffingtonPost
    Who will replace Hugo #Chavez? http://huff.to/13DYmYd

    Followed by Syrian for Syria and 2 others

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  26. 5 hrsSherry ‏@SherResistance
    Ahmadinejad: “He is a martyr who lost his life serving the Venezuelan people & preserving human & revolutionary values.” #Chavez #Iran

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  27. 5 hrsLindsey Hilsum ‏@lindseyhilsum
    Views on #Chavez polarised but both true. He redistributed wealth to the poor AND suppressed freedom of speech. Angel and devil?

    Followed by Iona Craig Ψ§ΩŠΩˆΩ†Ω€Ψ§ and 2 others

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  28. 5 hrsBBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
    Actor Sean Penn pays tribute to #Chavez: “I lost a friend… and poor people around the world lost a champion” http://bbc.in/WIZIK6

    Followed by Matt Janovic and 2 others

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  29. 6 hrsPress TV ‏@PressTV
    http://www.presstv.ir/ Supporters of #Venezuelan President Hugo #Chavezgather in front of the Military Hospital http://twitpic.com/c92d81

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  30. 6 hrsBBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
    “We are all Chavez” – for many Venezuelans, losing #Chavez is “like having lost a family member” says Irene Caselli: http://bbc.in/1682pvx

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  31. 6 hrsThe Economist ‏@TheEconomist
    With Hugo #Chávez‘s death Venezuela is now headed for an election that will show if chavismo can outlive its creatorhttp://econ.st/Zaz5RS

    Followed by John Dean and 2 others

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    From limbo to turmoil

    By The Economist @EconAmericas
    WITH the death of Hugo Chávez, tearfully announced on March 5th by Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s vice-president, the country is now headed for an election that…

    The Economist @TheEconomist · Follow

  32. 6 hrsLindsey Hilsum ‏@lindseyhilsum
    Have to report #Chavez death today. But worried abt #Kenya: results dried up bcs ‘technical glitches’, fear neither side will accept result.

    Followed by Lucy Kafanov and 2 others

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  33. 6 hrsAsteris Masouras ‏@asteris
    Απλά διαβάστΡ το RT @JeromeRoos #Chavez’ death: β€œneither in mourning nor celebration” (@pelibertario/@ROARMAG_org)http://roarmag.org/2013/03/chavez-death-libertario-autonomous-struggles …

    Followed by Oliver Stone and 2 others

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  34. 6 hrsLindsey Hilsum ‏@lindseyhilsum
    He became a socialist after reading Les Miserables. Brilliant postscript on #Chavez by Jon Lee Anderson in @newyorkerhttp://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/03/postscript-hugo-chavez-1954-2013.html?mobify=0 …

    Followed by Hala Jaber and 2 others

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  35. 6 hrsEva Golinger ‏@evagolinger
    RT @RT_com: #Chavez in his own words http://bit.ly/12tfFMe

    Followed by Marxist Observer and 2 others

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  36. 7 hrsBBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
    Devils, donkeys and sulphur – some of Hugo #Chavez‘s memorable moments http://bbc.in/ZoH37T

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  37. 7 hrsAl Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
    #Ahmadinejad: #Chavez fell β€œmartyr” to a β€œsuspect illness”http://goo.gl/C4zs9

    Followed by RickSanchez NewsFeed and 2 others

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  38. 8 hrsCNN iReport ‏@cnnireport
    Filipino @rummelp says Venezuelans are the ultimate judges of the late Hugo #Chavez & his leadership: http://at.cnn.com/02yERnJ #Chavezdies

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  39. 8 hrsMedia Lens ‏@medialens
    Oil (again). A few reasons why Western corporate elites hated#Chavez, as corporate media coverage indicates http://tinyurl.com/czhv9rl

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  40. 9 hrsMike Prysner ‏@MikePrysner
    Breaking: Investigating Hugo Chávez’s death – FOIAs filed seeking info about US gov’t assassination attemptshttp://www.pslweb.org/liberationnews/news/investigating-hugo-chavez-death.html#.UTbzqcc6j5U.twitter … #chavez

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  41. 10 hrsNein. ‏@NeinQuarterly
    Europe is waking to the news that #Chavez will be haunting it for the next day or two.

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  42. 10 hrsAJELive ‏@AJELive
    Follow Al Jazeera’s extensive coverage on the life of #Venezuela‘s Hugo #Chavez | http://aje.me/chavez pic.twitter.com/CLpMr74JwF

    Followed by Matt Janovic and 2 others

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  43. 10 hrsSyrian for Syria ‏@_syrian4syria_
    This is what I mean by TYRANTS trying to defame HEROEShttps://twitter.com/alarabiya_eng/status/309167719138332672 … #Chavez

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  44. 10 hrsAJELive ‏@AJELive
    Follow our Hugo #Chavez live blog for real-time updates on reactions to the death of the #Venezuelan president |http://aje.me/WItcYy

    Followed by Iona Craig Ψ§ΩŠΩˆΩ†Ω€Ψ§ and 2 others

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  45. 10 hrsBBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
    Hugo #Chavez‘s economic policies helped Venezuela’s poor but was money also wasted through incompetence? http://bbc.in/167B1xG

    Followed by Syrian for Syria and 2 others

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  46. 11 hrsPress TV ‏@PressTV
    β€˜ #Chavez, #CIA assassination victim’ http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/03/06/292131/was-hugo-chavez-murdered-by-the-cia/ …

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  47. 12 hrsNein. ‏@NeinQuarterly
    You don’t have to be a Marxist to mourn Hugo #Chavez, but it helps.

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  48. 12 hrsAl Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
    #Obama commenting on #Chavez‘ death: U.S. committed to policies that promote democratic principles. http://goo.gl/TgCtA

    Followed by RickSanchez NewsFeed and 2 others

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  49. 12 hrsPartisangirl ‏@Partisangirl
    #Chavez sent #Syria oil in the winter, during the shortage. He kept our people warm, was not affraid to face the consequence of US sanctions

    Followed by ✩ Syrian Commando ✩ and 2 others

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  50. 12 hrsAl Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
    World reacts to death of #Venezuela’s controversial leader Hugo#Chavez http://goo.gl/TgCtA

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  51. 13 hrsashley ‏@Way2Wonderland
    “You are an alcoholic, a drunk, a liar, an immoral person, Mr. Danger. You are the worst … a psychologically sick man.” #Chavezto G. Bush

    Followed by THE syrian girl and 2 others

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  52. 13 hrsBBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
    Cubans worry death of Venezuela President Hugo #Chavez could lead to vital oil lifeline being cut – @sarahrainsford http://bbc.in/WI9BI3

    Followed by jeremy scahill and 2 others

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  53. 14 hrsAbby Martin ‏@AbbyMartin
    I wish people realized how crucial it is to have leaders/countries opposing the corporate imperialist takeover of the world. #Chavez

    Followed by Lucy Kafanov and 2 others

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  54. 14 hrsAbby Martin ‏@AbbyMartin
    Being vilified by the political & media establishment usually signifies you’re a threat to US-corporate world hegemony. #Chavez

    Followed by Kevin Zeese and 2 others

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  55. 14 hrsBianca Jagger ‏@BiancaJagger
    Cancer silenced Hugo #Chavez‘s vocal cords. But his voice will resonated among the poor in Venezuela & his influence will live on.

    Followed by Keith Olbermann and 2 others

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  56. 14 hrsWikiLeaks ‏@wikileaks
    #Chavez death confirmed by Venezuela gov. What will the US do? Cables: http://cablegatesearch.wikileaks.org/search.php?q=chavez&qo=0&qc=0&qto=2010-02-28 … … Gifiles:http://search.wikileaks.org/gifiles/?q=chavez&mfrom=&mto=&title=&notitle=&date=&nofrom=&noto=&count=50&sort=0&file=&docid= … … #venezuela

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  57. 14 hrsPartisangirl ‏@Partisangirl
    R.I.P Hugo Chavez #Chavez My condolences to Venezuela , the light of his resistance will keep burning beyond his death.

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  58. 14 hrsBBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
    Cuba declares 3 days of mourning for Venezuela President Hugo#Chavez http://bbc.in/WI3seJ

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  59. 14 hrsBianca Jagger ‏@BiancaJagger
    Sean Penn on Hugo #Chavez‘s Death: ‘I Lost a Friend’http://shar.es/jOMm5 via @THR

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    Sean Penn on Hugo Chavez’s Death: ‘I Lost a Friend’

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday after a long bout with cancer. He was 58. The controversial leader had a slew of Hollywood heavyweights supporting him throughout his reign, with the…

    Hollywood Reporter @THR · Follow

  60. 14 hrsLucy Kafanov ‏@LucyKafanov
    #Venezuela: #Chavez supporters wait hours for polls to open to vote. Just a few months later, the president is dead.pic.twitter.com/POenGmV1IL

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  61. 15 hrsMargaret Flowers ‏@MFlowers8
    #Chavez legacy: Constitution, democracy, education, jobs, healthcare, housing, repelling US Empire: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/14649-the-secret-rise-of-21st-century-democracy …

    Followed by Kevin Zeese and 1 other

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  62. 15 hrsCPJ ‏@pressfreedom
    #Venezuela‘s #Chavez has passed away. His #PressFreedomrecord here http://ow.ly/ipQdo and here http://ow.ly/ipQo7

    Followed by Matt Janovic and 2 others

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  63. 15 hrsBianca Jagger ‏@BiancaJagger
    RT ‏@BBCBreaking Venezuela declares 7 days of mourning for Pres Hugo #Chavez, with his funeral to be held on Friday. http://bbc.in/1674wjj

    Followed by Iona Craig Ψ§ΩŠΩˆΩ†Ω€Ψ§ and 2 others

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  64. 15 hrsThe Public Archive ‏@public_archive
    β€œThe United States appear to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty” ~Simón Bolívar #chavez

    Followed by Marxist Observer

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  65. 15 hrsBBC Breaking News ‏@BBCBreaking
    Hugo #Chavez death: Venezuela to hold elections within 30 days and Nicolas Maduro to assume temporary presidencyhttp://bbc.in/WHWpmj

    Followed by Cordelia Freeman and 2 others

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  66. 15 hrsLucy Kafanov ‏@LucyKafanov
    #Venezuela: these cable cars were a #Chavez project, and a lifeline for the impoverished barrio residents they servepic.twitter.com/QqGM28zOF7

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  67. 15 hrsLucy Kafanov ‏@LucyKafanov
    #Venezuela: Massive crowds of supporters turn out for the last-ever political rally by Hugo #Chavez, dead at 58.pic.twitter.com/BJEsJVei3X

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  68. 16 hrsAnderson Cooper 360° ‏@AC360
    .@KingsThings on interviewing #Chavez: “He was very defensive…I found him fascinating.” #AC360

    Followed by Syrian for Syria and 1 other

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  69. 16 hrsOliver Stone ‏@TheOliverStone
    “Al Sur de la frontera” South of the Border with Spanish subtitles on YouTube #Chavez

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    Al sur de la frontera

    Documental producido y dirigido por Oliver Stone, realizado en 5 países de Latinoamérica con entrevistas a ex y actuales presidentes, tales como Hugo Chavez,…

    YouTube @YouTube · Follow

  70. 16 hrsBBC Breaking News ‏@BBCBreaking
    Venezuela declares seven days of mourning for President Hugo#Chavez, with his funeral to be held on Friday. LIVE http://bbc.in/1674wjj

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  71. 16 hrsOliver Stone ‏@TheOliverStone
    Watch “South of the Border” on YouTube #Chavez

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  72. 16 hrsOliver Stone ‏@TheOliverStone
    I mourn a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place. #Chavez 1/2

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  73. 16 hrsSam Schulman ‏@Sam_Schulman
    β€œ#Chávez was showing #Iran: β€˜This is how I deal with my Jews.’”http://www.bostonreview.net/BR34.4/lomnitz_sanchez.php … via @marcatracy

    Followed by Mort Sahl

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  74. 16 hrsashley ‏@Way2Wonderland
    Chavez was one of the biggest supporters of the Palestinian people. We will never forget him. #Chavez

    Followed by ✩ Syrian Commando ✩ and 2 others

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  75. 16 hrsAnderson Cooper ‏@andersoncooper
    About to go live on @AC360. Latest on death of #Chavez,#JodiArias trial, new storm warnings, and new allegations about#Pistorius 8p, 10p

    Followed by Sean Magnoni and 2 others

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  76. 16 hrsBianca Jagger ‏@BiancaJagger
    RT @thedailybeast: Hugo #Chavez‘s last tweet -> http://bit.ly/VyL50V

    Followed by Keith Olbermann and 2 others

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  77. 16 hrsWest Wing Reports ‏@WestWingReport
    White House already looking beyond #Chavez – this statement from Pres. Obama: http://goo.gl/t3tGa #Venezuela

    Followed by Lucy Kafanov and 2 others

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  78. 16 hrsPBS ‏@PBS
    Look back on #Chavez‘s rise to power & impact on the world w@frontlinepbs “The Hugo Chavez Show” http://ow.ly/ipuPy

    Followed by Nein. and 2 others

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  79. 16 hrsJim Roberts ‏@nycjim
    RT @BBCWorld: Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles calls for unity after death of President Hugo #Chavezhttp://bbc.in/WHM7mm

    Followed by RickSanchez NewsFeed and 2 others

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  80. 17 hrsAnonymous 4thEstate ‏@4thAnon
    Venezuela VP: #Chavez‘s cancer was an ‘attack’ by his enemieshttp://goo.gl/x2ZjW

    Followed by Greg Palast and 1 other

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  81. 17 hrsLucy Kafanov ‏@LucyKafanov
    #Venezuela‘s President Hugo #Chavez is dead. Our crew was on the ground in Caracas filming feature stories and… http://fb.me/GQt3u7yk

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