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Hugo Chavez's Latest Soliloquy Puts His Minister of Education, Maryann Hanson, To Sleep (VIDEO)

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Venezuelan Minister of Education, Maryann Hanson, pictured asleep during a speech by president Hugo Chavez. (YouTube)
Venezuelan Minister of Education, Maryann Hanson, pictured asleep during a speech by president Hugo Chavez. (YouTube)

After speaking for nearly four hours, Hugo Chavez, the prolix President of Venezuela, managed to put his Minister of Education, Maryann Hanson, to sleep during a cabinet meeting.

The South American leader is known for having a lot to say.

His weekly television program, Alo Presidente (Hello, Mr. President) -- in which he answers calls from constituents live and expounds on his latest policies -- runs for five to six hours.

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