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Hugo Chavez the artist

The Venezuelan leader painted a picture for the Argentine president.
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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez delivers a speech during a rally in Caracas on November 18, 2008. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez surprised Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner today by giving her a picture he had painted.

The painting showed the Venezuelan leader next to Nestor Kirchner, the late ex-president of Argentina and husband of Cristina.

He unveiled the painting today at a a meeting at the Palace of Miraflores in Caracas, reports La Nacion. See the painting here.

"People cannot believe that I painted the picture," he said. "I had to use color theory and everything."

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