Barking in Bush's back yard

Por Venezuela Real - 14 de Marzo, 2007, 15:29, Categoría: Imagen gobierno / Chávez

Christine Toomey
The Sunday Times
March 11, 2007

People who know him say he's a power-crazed narcissist. He even left the head of a dead donkey at the door of a girl who spurned him. Others say he's the rightful heir to Bolivar and Castro. So who is the real President Chavez of Venezuela, and why is he snapping at the heels of the White House?

 Late at night, Doña Elena Frias de Chavez invites me to follow her into her bedroom in the hacienda-style governor's mansion on the outskirts of Barinas, a remote regional capital in Venezuela's central high savanna. Skirting round her unmade bed, past photographs hung with rosaries of her controversial son, the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, she signals to me to stop. I turn to see a makeshift altar set into an alcove crammed with candles, statues of the Virgin Mary, saints and dusty artificial flowers around a large hologram of Jesus Christ, the eyes of which appear open or closed depending on where you stand.

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