Some Venezuelans celebrated Easter yesterday by burning effigies of their “president” Nicolas Maduro.
The burning, flogging, and exploding of effigies of Judas Iscariot on Easter is a tradition in some Latin American countries, where the feast of Christ’s resurrection is also known as “el dia de Judas.”
As often happens with holiday traditions, the burning of “Judas” — the apostle who betrayed Jesus — evolved into the burning of effigies of unpopular figures.
Yesterday in Venezuela the villain most widely represented in effigy was Nicolas Maduro, but others found their way to the hot seat too, especially some leading government figures, along with Fidel and Raul Castro.
ABC Spain reports on this feast day HERE (includes video)
At the University of the Andes, Venezuelan students torched an effigy of Fidel Castro AND a Cuban flag, to protest the intrusive role played in their country by Castronoid agents.