An altar for late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez set up inside a residence complex built during the government of late president Hugo Chavez, is pictured in Caracas on March 7, 2013.
An altar for late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez set up inside a residence complex built during the government of late president Hugo Chavez, is pictured in Caracas on March 7, 2013. - 

This note comes with a little bit of 'ewwww' attached.

The acting president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said today the body of his late predecessor Hugo Chavez will be permanently displayed in a glass casket so that -- and this is a quote -- "his people will always have him."

Not the first time -- think Mao and Lenin and Ho Chi Minh.

But still. Eww.

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