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Maduro, a Communist “ripened” in Cuba

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The young Maduro sampling Cuba's advanced transportation system

This won't surprise anyone who understands Cubazuela, but it may be a shocking revelation for those who don't.

PICTURES: Chavez successor attended "communist training school" in Cuba

Photos have emerged of Chavez's successor, Nicolas Maduro,  at a communist training school in Havana

From The Commentator

New pictures show the self-appointed successor to Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Maduro, at what has been described to The Commentator as a "communist training school" in Cuba.

Maduro, who recently assumed the role of acting president of Venezuela, is often keen to burnish his socialist credentials, however the new pictures, if accurate, will cause great concern that Venezuela is due to tack harder to the left if Maduro is elected on April 14th.

The images were published earlier this month by the Diario del Huila, Neiva, Colombia and were provided by Israel Guarnizo Silva, who says he studied with Nicolas Maduro at the 'School of Political Education' between 1986 and 1987 in Havana, Cuba.

Maduro is often portrayed as a man with a simple background of being a bus driver, union official and someone who rose through the ranks to become Chavez's Vice President. The new images will certainly cause concern that the man is far more than that - a well-trained, hard line, old school communist from Havana in the 1980s.

The images are somewhat corroborated by a news story from 2011 which states that Maduro went out of his way on a trip to Havana, to make sure the importance of the "Escuela de formacion politica" (School of Political Education).

Maduro emphasised the importance of the new School of Political Education for the ALBA Armed Forces, calling it a “vanguard experience not just in Latin America but for the entire world.”

Continue reading HERE (more photographs too).

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