Hugo Chavez's body will be permanently displayed in a special tomb, Venezuela's Vice President, Nicolas Maduro, announced Thursday on state television.The cult of personality continues, along with the promised comeback.
Maduro said the official state funeral will begin tomorrow at 10:30 ET. Some 30 heads of state along with delegations from 50 countries are expected to attend. Following the ceremony, Chavez's body will lie in state for seven additional days, so that more people can see it.
Maduro, now the interim president, also announced that Chavez's body will be preserved in the same manner as that of Russia's Vladimir Lenin or China's Mao Zedong, so "he will always be with the people."
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Dead Man's Cult
Hugo Chavez, under glass: