Allies of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez paid their final respects to the firebrand socialist leader at a state funeral that marked the emotional high point of a week of tributes preceding a snap election to choose his successor.
Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal emerged from 781 days in a 104-square-foot Iranian prison cell leaner, fitter and with Hollywood actor Sean Penn and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez among those to thank for their release.
Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, Donna Karan and Sean Penn were at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Cultural Center last night for the opening of “Discover Haiti,” an exhibition of products and artwork from the beleaguered island.
Intesa Sanpaolo SpA will be the first bank in Italy to take part in the production of a film as part of a project to support the Italian movie industry. The film stars Academy Award winners Sean Penn and Frances McDormand .
Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela’s acting president hours after eulogizing his mentor Hugo Chavez in a fiery and tearful state funeral that drew leaders and celebrity activists from around the world.