Festive Left Friday Blogging: Who is this?

Anybody recognize this skinny kid?

Here’s a hint: 40 years ago as of August 8, he entered the Venezuelan military academy as an officer cadet. His original hope was to become a big-league baseball pitcher. (He’s a southpaw.) Baseball took a backseat to a passion for history and eventually politics, though, as he read up on Simón Bolívar and became something of a revolutionary himself.

And today, he’s kind of a big man in that country, as well as being, well, not so skinny anymore!

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1 Response to Festive Left Friday Blogging: Who is this?

  1. Jim Hadstate says:

    And that would be Hugo Chavez. Or Chavecito as he is known here in Queen ‘Bina world!

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