Leah Carolina Bustillos
Leah Carolina Bustillos campaign leader

On March 5, 2014, several government-owned TV channels across Latin America showed the premiere of “Hugo mi Amigo” (Hugo my friend): A documentary film by Oliver Stone, produced in honor of the late totalitarian Venezuelan ruler Hugo Chávez.

The Latin American network Telesur called Chávez “the great figure of the Great Fatherland” a vindicator of the “people’s.” Ninety percent of the financial backing of Telesur comes from the government of Venezuela, Cuba and Argentina.

Conspiracy theories abound on both sides: Socialist followers argued that Chávez had been poisoned by the CIA; his opponents claim that he really died in December 2012 in Cuba.

The Blaze
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