Oliver Stone remembers him as a “great hero.”
Sean Penn mourns him as a “dear friend.”
Barack Obama has lost the leader of his book club.
But to me, Hugo Chavez will always be remembered as the Latin American version of Kim Jung Il. Who could forget the time he blamed the United States for cancer? Or the earthquake in Haiti? Or how capitalism destroyed Mars?
Sigh. What will we do without him?
To honor his passing, here’s a brief clip highlighting the many triumphs of his dictatorship: