Cecilia Victoria Perez, left, and Maria Francia Perez, fourth from left, daughters of former Venezuelan president Carlos Andres Perez, stand with Cecilia Matos, third from left, Perez’ longtime mistress and secretary, as they arrive for a funeral mass for Perez at the St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Miami, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. Perez died Saturday at age 88. At right is Antonio Ledezma, the mayor of Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.