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Hugo Chavez, Cesar Chavez Mixed Up, People Tweet Outrage At Obama

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A few people tweeted outrage at President Barack Obama for supposedly honoring Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, when in fact he memorialized Cesar Chavez. | AP

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was re-elected for the third time Sunday, vowing to keep his country on a "socialist path."

President Barack Obama went to Keene, Calif. Monday to visit the gravesite and former home of Latino labor rights leader Cesar Chavez. Obama designated the site a national monument and hailed Cesar Chavez as a "hero" who inspired millions.

The two events are not related.

But the facts didn't stop some people from tweeting their outrage about Obama's national monument to President Hugo Chavez's re-election. Nor did it stop some from tweeting about Obama attending a Hugo Chavez election celebration.

It didn't take a psychic to predict the mix-up would happen; just Jeremy Scahill, a journalist for The Nation.

Below, we present a few Twitter users who need to read before they tweet.

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