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Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez...


… is up in a few minutes over at the General Assembly, after the President of Sri Lanka.  This will without any doubt be the spectacle speech of this year’s Plenary, and from a purely rhetorical point of view, it may well be the best.  Chavez is the Mussolini of our generation, not quite as intellectual, but even more funny–and just as dangerous in the long run. 

I’ve often heard Chavez in Spanish–there’s no substitute for that.  CNN-e (CNN in Spanish) is going to carry this live, so tune in even if your Spanish is not that good.