Oliver Stone in Bolivia

The peripatetic Oliver Stone made the the news the second week of January when the Associated Press reported on a visit he made to La Paz, Bolivia, where the most famous movie director who served in the U.S. military in the Vietnam War hung out with that nation’s President Evo Morales.

The AP ran an photo of Stone (Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, et al. ) kicking a soccer ball with his Bolivian hosts on the lawn of the president’s house. The wire service reported that Stone and Morales chewed coca leaves (a legal Bolivian activity) as Stone interviewed the leftist president for a documentary he is making on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

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