Venezuelan socialists protest new congress’ ban on Chavez

January 8, 2016 5:05 AM

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CARACAS, Venezuela — As if the politically charged streets of Venezuela’s capital weren’t plastered enough with the gaze of Hugo Chavez, supporters of the late socialist leader are now vowing to put up images of the “eternal commander” on every street corner.

Caracas Mayor Jorge Rodriguez gave the order at a rally Thursday to protest the decision by the new opposition-controlled congress to banish from the neoclassical legislature building all images of Chavez and his mentor, independence hero Simon Bolivar.

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