Hugo Chavez’ funeral is just over and Vice President Nicolas Maduro has just been sworn in as “Interim” leader and already the campaigning has begun. Not overtly by Maduro or opposition leader Henrique Capriles but by Chavez himself. Not exactly from the grave, but from his new residence in a crystal urn for all to see.
According to The Washington Post the late president will be housed in the Museum of the Revolution.
“We have decided to prepare the body of our ‘Comandante President,’ to embalm it so that it remains open for all time for the people. Just like Ho Chi Minh. Just like Lenin. Just like Mao Zedong,” Maduro said.
He said the body would be held in a “crystal urn” at the Museum of the Revolution, a stone’s throw from Miraflores presidential palace.
Ho Chi Min?Lenin? Mao? I’m not so sure Chavez fits in with those folks. Then again I’m not so sure you’d want to be included with that group.