Flashback: Corbyn Calls Hugo Chavez ‘An Absolute Legend in Every Way’

May 9, 2019 | 12:05 AM EDT

Two years before becoming leader of Britain’s Labour Party in 2015, Jeremy Corbyn addressed a meeting of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, and called Hugo Chavez – who died weeks earlier after handpicking Nicolás Maduro as his successor – as “an absolute legend in every way.”

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