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Ken Livingstone presents Hugo Chávez

The former mayor of London will host, in the capital, a screening event of a short film of clips “Mi Amigo Hugo” directed by Oliver Stone trying to bring the memory of his old friend back.


Hugo Chavez & Oliver Stone. Photo Facebook event

Nathan Raia


Hugo Chávez (28 July 1954 – 5 March 2013) was the President of Venezuela from 1999 to 2013, the year he died of cancer. He was an astute politician and a remarkable strategist, in fact, he managed to change the political panorama of Latin America, he encouraged other countries to gain independence and he also had an important role in 21st-century socialism.

Ken Livingstone, English politician and first Mayor of London (a position created on 4 May 2000). He was a close friend of Chávez and invited  the ex-Venezuelan President, in 2006, for a visit to London, causing considerable controversy. So he will be introducing the showing of the short film of clips “Mi amigo Hugo”.

Ken Livingstone. Photo Wikipedia

The event (Chávez 20 – Mi Amigo Hugo. Showing of Oliver Stone Film) is also organized by The Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, to remember the achievements of Hugo Chávez.

Date and place: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 from 7 pm. to 8.30pm. at the Marx Memorial Library 37A Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU London, United Kingdom. For further information, visit the Facebook event page or the website.

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