Chavez and Ahmadinejad: End of a Love Affair

The late Venezuelan President Chavez was Iran's go-between for Latin America, and probably the most open apologist for Hezbollah in the region. The symbiotic relationship between Chavez and Ahmadinejad was also grounded on their visceral anti-Semitism.

Iran’s President Ahmadinejad reacted to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s death by calling him a “martyr” who fell to a “suspect illness”. Iran declared a day of national mourning.