The mutually dependent course of Daniel Ortega, Raul Castro and Nicolas Maduro.
Maduro, bad boy! You are not going to have dinner, just for today. (I don’t want to affect your normal growth.) Cartoon on the growing political and economic crisis in Venezuela by Manuel Guillen / laprensa.com.ni
Many observers of Venezuelan politics did not expect president Maduro to weather the storm that his government faces as long as he has. With the country deep in economic crisis, this week is considered crucial with elections on Sunday for government approved candidates for a Constituent Assembly.
The Venezuelan government is almost exclusively dependent on the State oil company PDVSA to fund its budget. Likewise, the governments of Raul Castro in Cuba and Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua rely on the company to fund their coffers.
Some analysts believe that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gets his orders from Cuba, be it from Fidel or Raul Castro. Here is cartoonist Manuel Guillen’s take on the embattled leader who hopes to avoid a recall referendum on his presidency.
Cartoonist Manuel Guillen gives us his vision of the current state of the populist policies funded by the oil revenues of the state PDVSA company that marked what is called chavismo (from Hugo Chavez) in Venezuela, now facing a severe economic and political crisis.
While Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro struggles to remain in power, secret and then public diplomacy opened the door to a new relationship between Havana and Washington.
Cuba’s closest economic and political ally is the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, currently locked in a battle to remain in power with opposition forces trying to force a recall referendum. Cartoonist Manuel Guillen brings us his take on the situation in the oil rich nation.
¡Comrades in the struggle for 21st Century Socialism: Commander Chavez will inspire our struggle! And at the same time, he can still give us something to eat…