From Sean Penn to Don King, Hugo Chavez had an ecclectic circle of famous friends.
Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson (L) is decorated by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with the Liberator's Order prior to a news conference at Miraflores Palace in Caracas on Aug. 29, 2005. Jackson rejected U.S government claims that Chavez is a threat to regional stability and called on both governments to curb escalating rhetoric to resolve their differences.
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