Chávez or bust

Bust of Hugo Chavez located outside Los Proceres Shopping Mall
Is this bust the first of many? Probably yes.

A reporter from El Nacional newspaper took a picture of this bust of the late comandante supremo outside of a shopping mall of the Military Social Prevision Institute (IPSFA) in Caracas.

A full statue of Chávez was unveiled in the Argentinean city of Córdoba back in 2010, and it looks like more statues of him could be coming soon to a place near you.

Ten days after Chávez’s death, the mayor of Ejido (Mérida State) Pedro Álvarez said that that his town would be the first in the entire country with a full statue in memory of the comandante presidente. But so far, no further details have been released since then.

The transformation of the cult of personality into a straight cult continues, but the place-naming and TV animation isn’t enough. Huge omnipresent statues? Now we’re talking!