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Penn calls for Dakar rally to cancel Bolivia unless a US citizen is released

Thursday, May 23rd 2013 - 00:45 UTC
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Actor and humanitarian Sean Penn called for the Dakar Rally to cancel its debut run in Bolivia unless an ailing American businessman being held under house arrest there is released. Penn, a friend of President Evo Morales has angered Bolivian authorities with his request. Read full article


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  • JohnN

    Penn hates Falklands but loves his fellow American?

    Well, Sean may have a point about unjust jailing, but Evo keeps millions of Bolivians confined in an autocracy, so why not a old ailing gringo too? Actually, why does Comrade Evo even WANT something so obviously hegemonically-Western as a car rally?

    May 23rd, 2013 - 01:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Sorry, Penn, you don't support us, we don't support you. Here's a thought. Why don't you go have a wank? You “might” get a result.

    May 23rd, 2013 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    2 Conqueror

    Impossible task you have set Penn: he has to get it up first.

    May 23rd, 2013 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    He created his own problems like that idiot professor that traveled to Argentina and tried to smuggle drugs for his mail order girl friend. When will people learn when you leave the comforts of home, you always leave the security. Penn needs to stick to acting on the screen and not in the news.

    May 24th, 2013 - 12:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    awwwwww... Sean Penn and Evo. No more love anymore?

    May 24th, 2013 - 12:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    Sean, I sure the Dakar rally organisers will get right on that...or more probably they are sitting around saying, “Sean Who?”

    Some of these 'actors' believe that because they are fawned over by the studios when they're making a film, that that's how the rest of the world should behave towards them too.

    Sad really, when they suddenly realise that they are nobodies. Expecially someone like Sean Penn, who was never really on the 'top shelf' or A-list of actors anyway, no matter how he might delude himself.

    But I thought that Evo was one of his bestest friends, but low and behold, Evo is sticking to his guns and not allowing any foreigner to interfer in the running of his country.

    It's interesting to note that historically, acting was considered on the same par as prostitution, something someone did if they couldn't get a decent job.

    My how things have changed.

    May 24th, 2013 - 06:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy many actors......their politics suck.....but damn good actors.....sticks to acting and shut their mouths.

    May 24th, 2013 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    Penn really is a clueless little tosser.

    May 24th, 2013 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I would venture to say that all actors are, be they American, English or Indian.

    May 24th, 2013 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #9 Ronald Reagan? =)

    May 25th, 2013 - 11:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I was not a Reagan fan but he created concensus and got Dems and Reps to negotiate.
    You will never get my political affiliation, though you will continue to peg me a conservation because I am not a liberal and radical Keep guessing.

    May 26th, 2013 - 01:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ernie4001

    Sean was against Falklands and supporting bolivian aspiration of getting a sea outlet. Seems that finally realize the real nature of this “llama” leaders.

    May 26th, 2013 - 04:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    checking the foto... never realized Penn is such a small man. Even smaller than Evo..

    May 26th, 2013 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    tiny guy 5' 8”

    May 26th, 2013 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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