Friday, August 06, 2004

Political Update from Barcelona

That's the Barcelona in Venezuela! In the weeks leading up to a significant recall vote of confidence in President Hugo Chavez, the political slogans are everywhere. On August 15 Venezulanos will vote "No" to keep Chavez and Si" to remove him. Political rallies in uptown Lecheria are of the "Si" variety and include plenty of music and pretty girls handing out leaflets and stickers. In the barrios it is mostly"No" and "Chavez no se va!" Here are some of the posters in Lecheria: