Venezuela, the Same Fate as Cuba / Angel Santiesteban

Venezuelan president and former bus driver Nicolas Maduro showing off his driving skills

Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, 14 April 2015 — Venezuela’s “Chavista” government with its dictator Nicolas Maduro at the head, continues haranguing people with the same populist momentum as if it were the first day, when in fact it has been in power for over a decade.

Venezuela risks the same fate as Cuba, where — almost sixty years later — they are still asking for the same sacrifice from three generations of victims who — forced or from fear — have pretended to be Revolutionaries and support the Government.

It’s a shame that a country with vast natural resources, today is a battered and devastated economy. Maduro, at the head of the disaster, destroys the country as a likeness of himself, lacking personality, intelligence and common sense.

If he thought driving a country was like steering a bus, he should have understood that they are very different things.

Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, Border Prison Unit, Havana