Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime is crumbling. The people are out in the streets demanding a new ruler who respects the rights of the people. The economy has been on the brink of collapse for many months.
Maduro, who lacks shame as well as any basic respect for his people, refuses to leave office despite the widespread panic. He is instead focusing his ire on new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. For Bolsonaro’s pledge to open Brazil up to capital and free the markets, Maduro considers him a “modern-day Hitler.”
“There we have Brazil, in the hands of a fascist … Bolsonaro is Hitler in modern times,” Maduro said. “He does not have the courage of his own convictions because he is a puppet, a puppet of groups, of sects.”
“The Brazilian people will take care of him, let’s leave the Bolsonaro theme to the beautiful Brazilian people who will fight and take care of him,” he added.
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Previously, Maduro has accused Bolsonaro without evidence of plotting a coup against him and threatened the new President.
“There will be no Bolsonaro here, because we have built the popular force,” Maduro said. “Here I am waiting for you, with the millions of men and women from the Armed Forces of Venezuela.”
Lacking any self-awareness, Maduro believes that the people will arise to create a socialist revolution. He still thinks his style of government is desired by the people in spite of its collapse and ruin.
“Right-wing neoliberal projects in Latin America and the Caribbean are unviable, and they are going to provoke the resurgence of a new wave of popular transformations,” Maduro said last week.
But in actually, it is the will of the people to depose rulers like Maduro who strangle the prosperity of the people and rule with an iron fist.
They are in the streets to demand Maduro’s ouster.
Venezuela’s opposition filling streets nationwide today in protests against President Maduro and his socialist government. pic.twitter.com/IjzXdd6aOh
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 23, 2019
— Benjamin Alvarez (@BenjAlvarez1) January 23, 2019
Only time will tell if Bolsonaro successfully Makes Brazil Great Again. It will be a tough task, but he will be hard pressed to do a worse job than Maduro, who will be lucky to escape the hangman’s rope considering how bad he has failed the Venezuelan people.