No treat for Hugo
Chavez calls for ban on Halloween
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has urged families not to mark Halloween, calling it a US custom alien to the South American nation.
He also said Halloween was a “game of terror”, the AP news agency reported.
In that, he’s with France2 News, which, in its evening broadcast last night said Halloween is a “crass American tradition”. . . “that incites violence”
But Hugo might be worried about more than what the French would think,
He did not refer to incidents earlier this month when lanterns made from hollowed pumpkins carrying anti-government messages appeared in several places in the capital, Caracas.