This is simply upsetting. Speaking to supporters in Cabimas, Chávez literally promises to “be more efficient, a better companion, a better person,” adding “I won’t fail you.”
That “companion” bit got me. I mean, I know it’s a marialejandralopecista talking point, but jeezum crow, the cycle of violence overtones here are downright eerie.
Venezuela is a battered wife, and we’re very much in the Honeymoon Stage of this particular cycle of violence and you just gotta ask yourself…how on earth did we collectively get ourselves into this bizarre national psychodrama in the first place?!Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.