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Chavez Gives Danny Glover $20m From Poor

From an approving Associated Press:

Hugo Chavez to Finance Danny Glover Movies

Tuesday , May 22, 2007

Venezuela’s Congress says it has approved financing for two films by actor Danny Glover, a close supporter of President Hugo Chavez.

The lawmaking body, which is closely allied with Chavez, said in a statement on its Web site Thursday that it approved $20 million for two Glover productions.

They include “The General in His Labyrinth,” which deals with the life of South American liberator Simon Bolivar. It is based on a novel by Colombian Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez and will be directed by Venezuela-born director Alberto Arvelo.

The other is “Toussaint,” which the statement said Glover plans to direct documenting the life of Haitian revolution leader Toussaint Louverture…

Glover has met Chavez during visits to Venezuela and even appeared on his television and radio talk show, “Hello, President.”

Has Danny Glover registered as a foreign agent for Venezuela yet?

Somehow I’m reminded of another great patron of the arts.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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