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Report Back and Photogs From Hugo Chavez Speech In Caracas

Hugo Chavez spoke last night. He spoke at a big soccer stadium out on the edge of town.

The trip to the stadium was via the metro and, once we got to the end of the metro line, via small busses.

Once at the stadium, the men were separated from the women in to two line. Each were searched for weapons and explosives. Then we were given bottles of water and smiles and entrance to the stadium.

The atmosphere inside was roaring excitement. These people are all hard-core soccer lovers and stadium-ecstasy is second nature. There was a pre-Chavez show with musicians playing excellent folk and revolutionary music and scores of young teenage boys and girls dancing slowly about with yards of diaphanous pastel cloud-gauze wafting gracefully behind.

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