Chavez’s Body To Be On Permanent Display
Apparently, Venezuela’s ruling party hopes to keep the Hugo Chavez cult of personality around after his death:
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s acting president says Hugo Chavez’s embalmed body will be permanently displayed in a glass casket so that “his people will always have him.”
Vice President Nicolas Maduro says the remains will be put on permanent display at the Museum of the Revolution, close to the presidential palace where Chavez ruled for 14 years. Maduro says the president will lie in state first for at least another seven days.
I doubt it’s a mistake that this is following in the footsteps of Lenin. Mao, both of the deceased members of the Kim family, and for at time Stalin.