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!