At first I thought this came from The Onion because it is so hilariously self-reverential and caricaturish. Hugo Chávez has created a new radio program that has no schedule and whose sole purpose is to allow him to broadcast whatever he's thinking about 24/7.
Called "Suddenly, With Chavez," the show on state-run Venezuelan National Radio doesn't have a schedule and can be aired at any moment.
In the first program Monday, Chavez said it could be broadcast "at midnight or at dawn."
"We have many things to report," he said.
This is really only providing some sort of formal face to what he already does. Kirk Hawkins has done work on the rhetoric of populism in Latin America (and is publishing a book on Venezuela) and this makes me wonder whether certain types of presidents talk more when they're under fire.