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March 08, 2013

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 Before joining the military, Chavez dreamed of becoming a major league pitcher.
Before joining the military, Chavez dreamed of becoming a major league pitcher.

The Man From The Plains: Saying Goodbye To Hugo Chavez

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Rafael Simón Jiménez was a high school friend of Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, who died this week. As the country mourns, Dick speaks with him about what the leader was like as a young man and young politician. Rafael Simón Jiménez was part of the Chavez administration until they had a break over political ideals. He says Chavez loved baseball, but learned politics.

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 "Mi Tripon" by John Jiminez

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