Venezuela’s Maduro Makes Lightening Visit to Fidel Castro

Nicolas Maduro during another visit with Fidel Castro in Havana back in July 2013. File Photo: Estudios Revolución

HAVANA TIMES — In difficult or decisive moments of his administration, former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez would visit his mentor Fidel Castro. History appears to repeat itself with his hand-picked successor Nicolas Maduro, who made an unannounced trip to Havana to meet with the Cuban leader on Tuesday February 17.

Maduro also met with the current Cuban president Raul Castro, reported the official Cubadebate website on Thursday.

“I was in Cuba (…) I took advantage of it being Carnival Tuesday and visited Commander Fidel Castro Ruz, who sent his greetings to the people of Venezuela,” said Maduro Thursday night on television.

Without mentioning if they talked about the economic crisis or shortages of basic products facing Venezuela, or his accusation this week that the United States and the Venezuelan opposition were planning a coup, Maduro said: “We talked about the world, about peace, about climate changes; we conversed on many topics.”

11 thoughts on “Venezuela’s Maduro Makes Lightening Visit to Fidel Castro

  • February 22, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Please provide a link to ANY media, anywhere, where EVIDENCE of a coup was reported. Talking birds notwithstanding.

  • February 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Here you go again. “legitimate media” As if the media in the USA is not controlled by a few.

  • February 22, 2015 at 11:30 am

    There has been a coup, not just an attempt, against the elected mayor of Caracas. I have absolutely no doubts that Maduro is totally scared of free and fair elections where the opposition would have equal access to television and other media.Therefore the dirty tricks. When did the elected mayor of Caracas last get a slot on Telesur to put forward his point of view?

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