Monday, November 29, 2004

Kiev! Caracas! Même combat!

The title of this post (Kiev, Caracas, same struggle) refers to one of the best known French rally cries. Equivalent in vibrant intensity to the Spanish "Fulanito! El pueblo, unido, jamas sera vencido!"

Because the more I look at Ukraine the more I think about Venezuela. Putin and Chavez are the same type of rascals, presiding over the same type of political system. If you have any doubts you can read this opinion piece from the Wall Street Journal.

The analogy is not lost on Venezuelan cartoonist. Rayma brilliantly ties up the seasons greetings with the parallel into the cold and warm despots.

While one kid wants a sophisticated violent toy (an allusion to the violence that is creeping within our society?) the other one wants Santa to bring an "Ukrainian opposition" to Venezuela.

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