Those two guys were Best Friends and praised each other to the moon :
Now they are in "The Autumn of the Patriarch", that is a famous novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, where Dictators are shown as very ridiculous, farcical, idiotic, stupid, Alzheimer like fools that believe to be eternal gods.
Shakespeare would have written a comedy with these two characters.
I am a poor fool and lover of plants that I study in my little garden.
If I could then I would be happy studying the desert of Libya, its plants, animals, oasis, etc ....
And I am told that Venezuela is a Garden of Beauty, with many strange geological formations of mountains, chasms, cliffs, valleys, rivers. I would be the greatest thief of plants there.