A week ago, we all heard Chavez on May 8th. extol Venezuela’s contribution to the World Expo taking place in Shanghai. Chavez said that visitors were praising the country’s pavilion and supposedly it was ranked among the top ten pavilions in the exhibit.
The note from the official news agency ABN went even further, saying that “visitors have packed the spaces, enjoyed the videos, the colorful graphic material and are fascinated with the exhibit of hammocks” (ABN picture above)
This is all great, except that at least two people from Shanghai report that the Venezuelan Pavilion is simply closed to the public.
In fact, one of the contacts reports that Chinese workers are still finishing things and working around. While the whole exhibit was open, according to one contact, the Venezuelan and Cuban pavilions are the only ones that have yet to open. Another non-accomplishment by the revolution!
In fact, my friend was nice enough to take pictures next time he went to the exhibit last Sunday, May and while the Thai Pavilion is in full swing:
The Venezuelan one is a lonely and empty structure:
(Thanks to JRV and SM for their help on this story)