After the military coup in Venezuela of 2002 and the oil strike of 2003, there came a definitive politicization of the state owned Petróleos de Venezuela and, therefore, the imposition of a monochromatic rule. As (military) uniforms have appropriated the political arena, the color red has come to represent Chavez. His government has been determined to impose red attires amongst the popular classes and public employees as a symbol of support and a means to manipulate and coerce. What separates choice from repression, freedom from imposition? The Carnival is getting longer every day.