The mausoleum still awaits its opening

“Look at the birdy, Farruco!”

The day after Bolivar’s new 3D face was revealed to the public, Hugo Chavez was supposed to officially open the new mausoleum behind the National Pantheon, as a permanent place of rest for the Libertador’s remains.

The Communication Minister Andres Izarra released then this photo of VP Elias Jaua and State Minister Farruco Sesto, making a last minute inspection on site.

The planned opening didn’t take place. In fact, it has been postponed three times.

(For the record, we didn’t set out to make this week a Bolivar-version of “Shark Week”. The guy is just in the news a lot recently.)