In a special event dedicated to support for anti-Israeli elements in Gaza, the Venezuelan government announced that María Gabriela Chávez, the daughter of late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez, would be making her political debut as an ambassador to the United Nations shortly.
According to Argentine news outlet Infobae, the younger Chávez will serve as an “alternate ambassador” to the United Nations. Her job, according to Foreign Minister Elías Jaua, will be to “spread the profound message of solidarity and fraternity of the Commander, Hugo Chávez Frias.” He did not elaborate, but the crowd cheering her appointment waved Palestinian flags and signs with slogans like “Long Live the Children of Palestine”:
Chávez, a student of “social communications,” will join current ambassador Jorge Valero and fellow diplomat Samuel Moncada at the United Nations. BBC notes that the appointment might come as a result of Venezuela’s current position in the UN as the only Latin American nation in the running for a seat on the Security Council. It also comes as a result of Chávez’s close relationship to other socialist leaders, including former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. BBC experts note that the announcement of her position was met by socialists with equal parts positive sentiment and concern for sending Chávez to New York, the capital of so-called American “imperialism.”
Chávez’s family is well-acquainted with capitalism, however, particularly his youngest daughter, Rosinés. The youngest Chávez caused a stir in 2012 by posting photos of herself on social media fanning herself with U.S. dollar bills, and has been photographed with such nefarious imperialist stooges as Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.
While Chávez’s elder daughters have not had such flirtations with capitalism publicly, María Gabriela Chávez and her elder sister were the subject of much controversy earlier this year, when it appeared a rift had surfaced between the Chávez family and that of President Nicolás Maduro. The Chávez daughters had refused to move out of Miraflores, Venezuela’s presidential palace, since their father’s death, leaving Maduro to continue inhabiting his private residence, much to the chagrin of his wife. In addition to their stay inconveniencing the president of the country, their tenancy at the palace has been marked by exceedingly loud and disturbing parties, of which neighbors have complained.