Nativity scenes traditionally feature Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.
But this year, Latin America is taking plenty of liberties in interpreting the holiday tradition.
First, a nativity scene in Honduras included scenes of gang violence, a police purge and the deaths of Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi.
The designer, former Honduran Foreign Minister Fernando Martinez, said he was trying to show a world of violence. Honduras has the world's highest murder rate, according to the United Nations.
Now a nativity scene in Venezuela includes the figure of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, reports NPR.
Jesus is there, too, in a manger. But Chavez stands nearby, suggesting he should quality as a wise man.
The scene also includes a cable car to symbolize infrastructure improvements.
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