FEB13. Caracas, Venezuela.
Arriving to Maturin and taking pictures out of the car window, you can see the political slogans from last year’s campaigns stencilled all over the place. Capriles Rodonski was Chavez’s challenger in the presidential election. Now that he hasn’t won, people go around ‘blacking out’ the murals to show support for Chavez. Rodonski is currently the governor of Miranda in Caracas, but his people are watching the state of Chavez’s health very closely.
10JAN13. Maturin, Venezuela.
Ok, what I’ve gathered is that Carmona is the man who led the coup against Chavez in 2002 and he was granted asylum in Bogota, Colombia. Conrado is a Colombian who is imprisoned in Venezuela right now and Chavez is refusing to hand him over or even really to let people know what’s going on with him, why he was captured, etc…
This image was a part of the Presidential campaign last year. Their goal was to ‘relate to the youth,’ by depicting Chavez as a Hip-Hop type o’ guy. Regardless of one’s political slants, most agree it was a brilliant campaign (“Chavez Beta”) to entice the youth.
4JAN13. Caracas, Venezuela. Instagram with Lo-Fi Aspect.