Chavismo in Venezuela
Bolivarianism is institutionalized.
by Stephen Lendman
Chavez remains hospitalized. He's recovering from complicated cancer surgery. It's his fourth in 18 months.
His scheduled January 10 inauguration was postponed. Venezuelans turned out en masse. Tens of thousands gathered outside Caracas' Palacio de Miraflores. It's Chavez's official workplace.
Many others rallied throughout the capital. Red-shirted supporters were everywhere. Sound trucks aired Chavez campaign music.
People danced. The mood was celebratory. Air Force jets flew overhead. Vendors sold Bolivarian memorabilia.
Chavez and Simon Bolivar photos were displayed. Their images adorned shirts. Signs read "I am Chavez." "Chavez is the heart of the people." Other Chavistas expressed support their way.