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Venezuela election date set

Venezuela will hold a presidential election on April 14 as acting President Nicolas Maduro, the successor to Hugo Chavez, tries to win his own term in office.

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  1. Bill Neely

Embalming of Chavez: The showman's final act

It is astonishing that Hugo Chavez's cancer ridden corpse is two be embalmed and put on display in a military museum, the same museum where he was captured after leading a failed coup 20 years ago.

Embalming and displaying him, the showman's final act.

Meanwhile the veneration and deification of Chavez continues, with people queuing comparing him to Christ, his face on crucifix scenes.

The cult of Chavez was strong in his lifetime. It is about to get a much more powerful.

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