But after 14 years in power, can the 58-year-old comandante stay healthy enough to push ahead with his Bolivarian revolution?
The Yankee comandante David Grann, The New Yorker A story of love, revolution, and betrayal.
So imagine the commotion when Venezuelans recently heard a recording of the comandante himself, seemingly back from the grave.
Michael Moynihan collects five of the dumbest love letters to the departed Venezuelan comandante.
The fatherland is a shambles, Bolivarian socialism has failed, and comandante Chávez is dead.
So reasoned the comandante and his captain, and hence the strictness of their orders about guarding the rancho.
The comandante pledges himself, as a hidalgo, that you shall not be harmed.
The first comandante, Teodoro de Croix, arrived at the frontier in 177 7.
The comandante saw the smile, which was not intended for him.
As the comandante said this, he waved his hand with proud dignity, and seemed about to retire backward.