Wednesday, June 01, 2005

So you want to be a rock star? 

Interesting article in the New York Times today showing Chavez's popularity:

When President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela arrived at the World Social Forum in Brazil in January, he was greeted with thunderous cries of "Here comes the boss!"

At ceremonies in March surrounding the inauguration of Uruguay's president, Tabaré Vázquez, the latest left-of-center leader elected in Latin America, throngs roared their approval as Mr. Chávez gave one of his characteristically rambling talks, full of warnings about American imperialism.

And in Buenos Aires, crowds mobbed Mr. Chávez when he showed up to inaugurate Venezuela's first state-owned gas station in the Argentine capital, part of a food-for-oil deal popular with Argentines.

You can read the rest here.

Quite an interesting contrast between the genuine popularity of President Chavez and self-appointed nobodies of the opposition


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?