Venezuela’s socialist dictator calls Castro dictatorship ‘big brother’ and ‘protector,’ wants Cuban on his cabinet

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro continues to make it difficult for the supporters of his socialist dictatorship and the Castros to hide the Cuban strings attached to his puppet regime.

Via the Center for a Free Cuba:

Nicolas Maduro recognizes Raul Castro as “big brother” and “protector.” Proposes Cuban Ambassador join Maduro’s Council of Ministers

On January 20, 2020 Nicolas Maduro at the XX Meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission of the Cuba-Venezuela Integral Cooperation Agreement reaffirmed the colonial status of his government stating, “I’ve told our older brother and protector, Raúl Castro Ruz, and he agrees. And it has been discussed in this mixed commission and we agree. The ambassadors are practically part of the Council of Ministers, the ambassador of Cuba has open doors in each ministry to coordinate, to move forward.”

President Caldera, who pardoned Chavez, handed power over to him in 1999. Together with Fidel Castro, as a mentor, Chavez began the process of turning a flawed democratic order into the regime it is today.

Maduro’s statement on Monday, was just echoing what Hugo Chávez had already stated on more than one occasion.

In 2000 President Hugo Chávez upon receiving Cuban collaborators announced that “Cuba is the sea of happiness. Venezuela is going there.”

In 2007 Chávez had declared that Cuba and Venezuela were a single nation. “Deep down,” he said, “we are one single government.” In February 2010  Ramiro Valdés Menéndez, then age 77, was hired “as a consultant for that country’s energy crisis” but his expertise is not in energy.  Valdes was the Vice President of the Council of State and Minister of Communications in the Cuban government. His role in Communications was figuring out in 2007 a way to muzzle the internet, what he called a “wild colt of new technologies.”

Commander Ramiro Valdes, founder of the Castro regime’s feared Ministry of the Interior, head of the organization between 1961 and 1968 and was viewed by some as “the No. 3 man in the Cuban hierarchy.” He is the architect of Cuban totalitarianism’s repressive apparatus and assisted Chavez and Maduro in building the Venezuelan version.

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1 thought on “Venezuela’s socialist dictator calls Castro dictatorship ‘big brother’ and ‘protector,’ wants Cuban on his cabinet”

  1. And why not? Why not make what everybody knows official? Why not confirm that yes, a shitty, bankrupt third-world failure has colonized a much larger and far richer country and proceeded to suck it dry and ruin it? Why not make Venezuela’s disgrace inescapably obvious, so that maybe, just maybe, at least some Venezuelans will finally learn for good what “those people” vainly tried to tell them before it was too late?

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