Venezuelans stop putting faith in Maduro’s heated anti-American rhetoric

BUENOS AIRES — When Venezuela was awash amid seemingly endless oil dollars, backers of President Hugo Chavez relished the populist strongman’s derisions of what he called the U.S. “empire” and dismissed President George W. Bush as “the devil” and President Obama as “a clown.”

But a decade later, as Venezuelans struggle to survive amid food and drug shortages, they are largely turning a deaf ear to President Nicolas Maduro, Mr. Chavez’s handpicked successor who stubbornly clings to the strategy of blaming the “imperialist Yankees” in Washington for all of the country’s problems.  MORE

6 Comments on Venezuelans stop putting faith in Maduro’s heated anti-American rhetoric

  1. Never understood the hatred for Capitalism and money.
    I never knew anybody who worked for a poor man.
    Know anyone who doesn’t want to be rich?
    Why would you NOT want alliances with a rich, successful country?
    Deep down Venezuelans know their country has been ruined by their own “leaders” and that Maduro’s full of shit!

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