Miami, Fl. - For the last few weeks across Latin America, the newest fad is to hold a Chavez look-a-like contest. From Paraguay to Mexico, bars and jardins are catching on, but some were surprised at how well funded each event seemed to be. It was then revealed all the contests were sponsored by the Department of Tourism from none other than Venezuela.
"Total coincidence," stated Geraldo Vaquez, Sect. of Tourism, while thumbing through various headshots of Chavez winners from Peru. After tucking one into his coat pocket, he said, "We've been planning this for years as a way to spread our brand across Latin America and let them know we are open for business."
For a few lucky Chavez look-a-likes, one-way vacations to Venezuela prizes are being given away, along with free consultations to the finest plastic surgeons in Caracas.