Venezuela creates Hugo Chavez peace prize, awards to Russia’s Putin

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced the creation of peace prize in honor of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, and said he was awarding it to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The announcement comes on the same day that the Nobel Committee awarded its annual Peace Prize to Juan Manuel Santos, president of neighboring Colombia, for his role in negotiating a peace agreement with Marxist FARC rebels.

“I’ve decided to create the Hugo Chavez prize for peace and the sovereignty,” Maduro said during a televised broadcast to unveil a statue of Chavez designed by a Russian artist.

“I think President Vladimir Putin deserves this Hugo Chavez award,” he said, describing Putin as a “fighter for peace.”

Maduro said winners of the prize will receive a miniature replica of the statue

  • tom_billesley

    Many Venezuelans are fighters for piece.
    A piece of bread.

    • This reminds of the Gaddaffi Awards

    • andycanuck

      And toilet paper.

  • Luke Hanford

    Sacking up to Pud’in ain’the gonna help. I don’t think he gives a rats ass about you. I hope.

  • Linda1000

    That’s a pretty good photo shop picture. At least, Putin is better to look at and a better leader than any number of other world leaders, like Ozero, Merkel, Hollande, Theresa May.

  • I want to first thank my parents, without whom I wouldn’t be the man I am today…And to all the kids out there, I just want to say that you should fight for what you believe in, and that you can do anything you put your heart and mind to. You just have to never give up, and believe in yourself.

    • mobuyus

      Congratulations on winning this auspicious award.

    • Linda1000

      Kudos, “if you’ve got it, flaunt it” especially since your mucho/macho image isn’t fake. 🙂 Keep knocking down the EU and anyone else who steps out of line.

  • andycanuck

    Trump must have threatened Ms Machado to put in a good word for Vlad in el Presidente’s ear!