“Fidel Told Me He Did Not Understand Why Commandante Chavez had Not Finished with Bourgeois Elections”
The big scandal in Venezuela right now is the release of a recording of conversations between a Cuban intelligence officer and a Chavez media ally, discussing, among other things, a potential coup.
The conservations reveal once again just how much the Bolivarian revolution is a Castro handpuppet that provides free oil to Cuba in exchange for helping them rig elections. Not that Fidel Castro ever understood the point of even having elections.
Mario Silva, a Chavez man, is discussing Venezuelan politics with Aramis Palacio, a Cuban intelligence officer. First Silva complains that he thinks Maduro, Chavez’s successor, is being manipulated by his wife, Cilia Flores.
I have fear, Palacios, Nicholas, first, is being manipulated by Cilia.
This is a continent of warlords, man, and the woman has to be in the shade. For many mystical and spiritual reasons, the Venezuelan woman loves the man of power.
Chavez, with his wife, or that he had, I do not care whether or not he had had, was a mystery man for women because he had two divorces, and always was a man who liked women very much. And that increased his popularity. And I told him on a trip to Hanoi: Damn, will someone tell Nicolas that no longer display Cilia? The man remains the leader, and not “Here is my wife, I give her a kiss,” and so forth. This is not an American campaign, this is a Latin American campaign.
Questioner (PALACIOS): Can we assess that all these behaviors at odds with the tradition of …?
MARIO SILVA: Sure, sure!
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