I had never seen this 1998 conversation between then-candidate Hugo Chávez and the formidable, recently deceased Oscar Yanes. I picked it up through my Facebook feed, from the page of one of my come-candela friends. Instead of being horrified, I watched in fascination as Chávez navigated the interview without a hitch.
We all hated him, but we have to admit … the guy oozed charisma. That right there is pure, unadulterated star power. What a waste of talent.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.