Hugo Chavez, the dictator of Venezuela, is not doing well following a cancer operation in Cuba, so the Venezuelan government has decided to show the peasants how real Marxists celebrate a holiday:
By staying home and praying things will get better.
Venezuela called off public New Year's Eve festivities on Monday and social media sizzled with worry after the government said cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez had taken a turn for the worse.
The streets of Caracas were quiet as front page headlines relayed that Mr Chavez had developed "new complications" from a respiratory infection after undergoing his fourth cancer-related surgery, on December 11 in Havana...
Authorities canceled a New Year's eve concert in a downtown plaza and Information Minister Ernesto Villegas urged families "to ring in the New Year at home, praying and expressing hope for the health" of Mr Chavez.
You think with all the money he confiscates from his subjects he could afford to be a medical tourist in a better country than Cuba.