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Honoree and actor Danny Glover speaks at the 35th Annual Vision Awards presented by Retinitis Pigmentosa International on June 12, 2008, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Danny Glover, no stronger to political activism, journeyed to Venezuela along with the SEIU vice president and African-American activists in January 2004. He also met Hugo Chavez in January 2006 on a delegation led by actor Harry Belafonte. When Chavez visited New York in September 2006 to address the United Nations General Assembly -- remember when he said the podium smelled of sulfur after President George W. Bush's speech? -- Glover introduced Chavez to speak at an oil-for-poor event at a Harlem church. In May 2007, the Venezuelan parliament approved $20 million to finance two Glover films, including the movie "Toussaint," which was slated for release in 2010. Glover has also appeared on Chavez's television and radio show, "Alo Presidente!"
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