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Last updated on August 5th, 2017 at 03:24 pm
Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 will see the Brickyard debut of Venezuelan racer (and Hugo Chavez supporter) Milka Duno:
Duno makes no attempt to distance herself from Chavez. Most notably, she spoke at one of his massive campaign rallies last October, talking about the importance of education and praising presidential programs that have largely wiped out illiteracy in the South American nation. At the end of her speech, the two embraced on the stage.
They embraced? The SMH will be jealous.
“In my country, you see the government trying to help people that have low income, that have no resources,” Duno said this week during an interview in her garage. “They help people to get an education. We have free education. Everyone in Venezuela has access to go to school, to go to the university, for free. They don’t have to pay anything. This is good.”
And don’t the people love it. In fact, those attempting to leave Venezuela are moving almost as quickly as Duno herself:
Duno crashed in practice and slipped into the field with the second-slowest speed (219.228 mph). She will start from the next-to-last row Sunday.
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