Hugo Chavez’s body will be permanently displayed in a special tomb, Venezuela’s Vice President, Nicolas Maduro, announced Thursday on state television. …

Maduro, now the interim president, also announced that Chavez’s body will be preserved in the same manner as that of Russia’s Vladimir Lenin or China’s Mao Zedong, so “he will always be with the people.”

Visitors will be able to view Chavez’s body in a special tomb now under construction in a Caracas museum devoted to his populist revolution. The site is called el Museo Histórico Militar de Caracas or Cuartel 4 de Febrero.