Oliver Stone Releases Documentary About Hugo Chavez

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Filmmaker Oliver Stone marked the one-year anniversary of Hugo Chavez death with the premiere of his latest documentary. The film,Mi Amigo Hugo, aired at 9pm last night on Venezuela's government-owned Telesur network, according to Fox News Latino

Stone, an American filmmaker, was a close friend and confidante of the late Venezuelan president. The 50-minute documentary includes interviews with family members, friends, intellectuals and politicians close to Chavez, who died a year ago on March 5, 2013. 

The documentary's premiere coincided with a day of commemoration in Venezuela. President Nicolas Maduro led a parade and ceremony at the military headquarters in Caracas where Chavez is buried. The documentary (and celebrations) come at a time of turmoil for the Venezuelan people as protests continue to spread throughout the country. 

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Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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