PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • antonio2009: Note the Neanderthal eyebrow ridges on Ernesto Guevara.

  • Gallardo: The Cuban SOBs have always been lesser clowns, and better con artists, than these Venezuelan buffoons. Sadly for Cuba, its...

  • Rayarena: Asombra, I’m sure that the Jewish version of Jaime Ortega, that Dworin women is delighted that raul the reformer is going...

  • asombra: Yris is obviously just a bad Negro ungrateful for Massah Castro’s kindness. Move along.

  • asombra: Assuming Hillary deigns to respond, here’s my translation: “I pity the fools.”

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

Maduro’s Easter Message for Caracastan

maduro-autobus--644x362

The stellar candidate, doing what he does best

The Ripe One had a sweet, love-filled message to convey for Easter.  Displaying admirable restraint and employing cold, clear logic, the heir to Hugo Chavez proved once again that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Quite a philosopher, historian, and orator rolled into one, this eloquent campaigner.   ABC Spain quotes Maduro as saying:

«Aquí hay dos modelos, el de la patria y el modelo antipatria, el de la inclusión, del respeto al pueblo, del socialismo democrático y el capitalista, privatizador. Hay dos horizontes o el horizonte capitalista, o el del socialismo cristiano y humanista»...

(We have two models here, one patriotic and the other anti-patriotic; that of inclusion and respect for the people, of democratic socialism, and that of privatizing capitalism.  We have two horizons: that of capitalism, and that of  Christian humanist socialism)

Maduro calls Venezuela opposition "heirs of Hitler"

from Reuters

Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday called the country's opposition "heirs of Hitler," accusing them of persecuting Cuban doctors working in the South American country the way Jews were persecuted in Nazi Germany.

His barbs added to weeks of insults in the run-up to the April 14 presidential elections triggered by the death of socialist leader Hugo Chavez this month. Polls show Maduro with a double-digit lead over opposition rival Henrique Capriles.

"The campaign against Cuba is just like the campaign against the Jews in Hitler's Germany," Maduro said during a rally in Chavez's home state of Barinas. "The heirs of Hitler are leading a campaign in Venezuela against the people of Cuba."

Chavez, ten years ago, began bringing Cuban doctors to Venezuela to provide free health care in slums and rural villages, and maintained close ties with the communist-run island's leadership throughout his 14 years in office.

Opposition critics say Maduro and other senior government figures are receiving guidance directly from Cuban President Raul Castro, as well as allowing Cuban advisers to wield influence in Venezuela's military and intelligence services.

Some extremists have called the Cuban doctors part of a plan to turn Venezuela into a Communist state, though nearly all opposition leaders say the program is positive and vow to maintain it.

Maduro is benefiting from an outpouring of emotion after Chavez' death and as well from the legacy of Chavez's wildly popular social welfare campaigns known as "missions" that include the Cuban doctors program.

Government sympathizers have at times used terms such as "Nazi" and "fascist" to describe Capriles, a descendant of Polish Jews on his mother's side.

His maternal grandparents, the Radonskis, fled anti-Semitism in Poland and arrived in Venezuela with just a suitcase stuffed with clothes.

Capriles was a victim of racist slurs from government supporters in his unsuccessful campaign for president against Chavez last year.

Chavez named Maduro as his preferred successor before dying of cancer on March 5.

The campaign official starts on April 2.

3 comments to Maduro’s Easter Message for Caracastan

  • Gallardo

    I see that picture and I can't avoid seeing its similitude with Santa Claus' float during the Macy's parade. That said, I don't want to say most Venezuelans have the I.Q. of 11-year olds because I feel I would be insulting the kids, you know. The kids don't deserve that...

    By the way, that cheap and overdone Hitler rhetoric has Castro written all over it. It seems Venezuelans also need help to talk trash. By the way, didn't Stalin kill more of his people than Hitler, did he and his puppets not continue using Nazi concentration camps in Eastern Europe as Gulags, and didn't communism in general slave and mass murder more than any other system in modern history? Have Venezuelans wondered why Castro has not permitted an election in 54 years?

    I just feel for Cuba which will continue degrading and wasting years do to these imbeciles but as far as they go, by this point I truly wish them all the communism they can take.

  • asombra

    Maduro is at best profoundly embarrassing, but unfortunately he suits LOTS of Venezuelans. It’s easy to sneer and look down on this situation, but relatively speaking, our situation is even more contemptible, because the US is not Latrine America, and here there’s little if any excuse for being so irrational and irresponsible.

  • Gallardo

    Asombra, don't forget something. Had it not been for the Hispanic vote (a.k.a the Mexican invasion) Obama would have not won reelection. Latrine America is already deciding elections in USA at the national level and dumbing down the electorate like never before for no one with Obama's numbers has ever won reelection in USA.