Chavez’s Body Moved to Military Museum

Via the BBC:  Hugo Chavez coffin arrives at Caracas museum

The BBC’s Abraham Zamorano in Caracas says it is not yet clear what will happen to Mr Chavez’s body in the longer term.

Mr Maduro asked the National Assembly to reform the constitution to allow Mr Chavez’s body to be buried in the National Pantheon, together with the most important leaders in Venezuela’s history.

Mr Chavez, for his part, had said he wanted to be buried in his hometown in Barinas.

After Friday’s ceremonies, the country’s Information Minister, Ernesto Villegas, said the government had dropped plans to embalm Mr Chavez for permanent display.

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Ben Wolf says:

    Dr. Taylor,

    I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on Chavez, his Presidency and his legacy.