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Fidel's Mini-me Got a New Toy

Filed under: Venezuela


Reuters reports: "Venezuela launched a Zeppelin on Thursday to patrol Caracas, seeking to fight crime in one of Latin America's most dangerous cities but also raising fears that President Hugo Chavez could be turning into Big Brother." Anybody got a slingshot handy?

Meanwhile, Hugo's supporters held a rally, and the President of Chile came to visit. More photos after the jump.


Chile's President Michelle Bachelet is greeted by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at Miraflores Palace in Caracas April 18, 2007.


A Zeppelin is seen after its launch in Caracas April 19, 2007. Venezuela on Thursday launched a Zeppelin to patrol Caracas.


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez talks to supporters during a rally to promote his new United Venezuelan Socialist Party (PSUV) in Caracas April 19, 2007.


Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez raise their fists at a rally to promote Chavez's new United Venezuelan Socialist Party (PSUV) in Caracas April 19, 2007

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