This is the kind of devotion that Chay-vez is looking for. Chavez wants to turn Venezuela into the Cuba of South America. He’s already well on his way.
There’s nothing like the sight of Fidel Castro in uniform to raise the flagging spirits of any Cuban communist. So when Castro, dressed in olive military fatigues, entered Cuba’s National Assembly on Saturday morning — his first government appearance since going into near seclusion four years ago because of ill health — it was a chance for the island’s apparatchiks, beset by political and economic uncertainties, to gush revolutionary again. As the frail comandante, who turns 84 on Aug. 13, walked in with the help of aides, Assembly members interrupted their session to give him a standing ovation and shout over and over, “Viva Fidel!”