Ventajismo? What ventajismo?!


A single picture to sum up the mad disparity in resources in this presidential campaign:

The photo was taken in Caracas by Associated Press’ Fernando Llano. The article is here.

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  1. All posters in Caracas are of a Chavez 5 years ago. Is that an advantage, or does it bring up the fact that they guy campaigning is a different one?

    • Just thought that. A giant poster of the present Chavez is likely to scare the hell out of anyone. A good underhanded maneuver would be to remind everyone that that Chavez is from 5 years ago, take a look at the present one.

  2. It took me a minute to realize that at the bottom middle of the photo is a small window size poster of Capriles. Now the point of the photo is evident.

    “Campaign re-election posters of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez tower over a poster of opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, on an apartment building in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.”

    This building is ripe for a little editing. Can some hang a giant size poster of Fidel Castro in the middle. A cheek to cheek smiling photo would be great.

    • Well i live in that building, when the community found out about it, there was a community meeting (condominio) to reject the add, but since the administration have a leasing contract with an Advertising Firm, they threatened to sue the Condo; so they had to permit it. hell the Advertising firm even offered to pay more to the condo if the people allowed it (cant remember the numbers but it was something like an upfront payment and a monthly increase in the lease)
      The funny part is that the add is not payed by the political campaign of HCF or the Psuv party it’s payed by some ministry (i think it was culture or something like that) since according to them the Add does not have anything to do with the elections, at this time in the campaign (19/09/2012) i know there are a lot more tiny Capriles adds in the building also the picture is Missing another Row of the Add.


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