Friday, September 09, 2005

The Next Latin Star

One more time presidents of the world gather in New York for the UN Assembly. This time all eyes are on Hugo Chavez. The high oil price, a televised assassination plea by Pat Robertson and the generosity of CITGO after Katrina have set the ground for Chavez’s appearance.

13 years ago the now Venezuelan President was taken prisoner after a failed coup attempt and was asked to capitulate on national TV. And capitulate he did, but not without adding two words that became his tag line for years to come: “For now”.

He has learned a big deal since then. His media skills are more than sharpened. Indeed he conducts a live TV program every Sunday.

Salma Hayek, Ricky Martin, Shakira, they all have made it in the US. I am telling you now, Chavez is the next Latin star.


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