Beware, Cuban dinosaurs

A few years ago, our three sons were into the same dinosaur craze, as all the other kids at the time.  One day, over dinner, I asked #2 son, in 4th grade, what happened to the dinosaurs.  He responded by saying they were hit by meteors and disappeared from history.

Right or wrong, it seems to me that the dinosaurs in the Cuban Communist Party should look out the window, because something is falling on their friend Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela.

According to news reports, things are not going Maduro's way:

Overnight, the smaller-scale protests that began on Monday began to spread, with a throng of demonstrators in Bolivar state setting alight a statue of Hugo Chávez, the leftist firebrand who established Venezuela's socialist state and anointed Maduro as his successor before dying of cancer in 2013.

Burning Chávez?  My guess is that Hugo is happy that he did not live to see the end.

So far, the Trump administration is playing this correctly.  It is publicly supporting the opposition and calling for honest elections in Venezuela.

V.P. Mike Pence just released a video supporting Juan Guaidó, the leader of the legislature and de facto opposition leader.

The bad news is that there may be some bloodshed ahead.  Maduro's gang will not leave gracefully, because the Chávez regime has been "very good to their wallets," to paraphrase Chico Escuela.

The good news is that the public is not afraid to go out and march anymore.

Over in Cuba, they have to be watching all of this with concern.  Venezuela has been Cuba's "oil sugar daddy" for years but can't fill the regime's tank anymore.

Did the meteor kill the dinosaurs?  I don't know, but whatever is falling in Venezuela appears to signal the end of the corrupt Chávez-Maduro reign.

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

A few years ago, our three sons were into the same dinosaur craze, as all the other kids at the time.  One day, over dinner, I asked #2 son, in 4th grade, what happened to the dinosaurs.  He responded by saying they were hit by meteors and disappeared from history.

Right or wrong, it seems to me that the dinosaurs in the Cuban Communist Party should look out the window, because something is falling on their friend Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela.

According to news reports, things are not going Maduro's way:

Overnight, the smaller-scale protests that began on Monday began to spread, with a throng of demonstrators in Bolivar state setting alight a statue of Hugo Chávez, the leftist firebrand who established Venezuela's socialist state and anointed Maduro as his successor before dying of cancer in 2013.

Burning Chávez?  My guess is that Hugo is happy that he did not live to see the end.

So far, the Trump administration is playing this correctly.  It is publicly supporting the opposition and calling for honest elections in Venezuela.

V.P. Mike Pence just released a video supporting Juan Guaidó, the leader of the legislature and de facto opposition leader.

The bad news is that there may be some bloodshed ahead.  Maduro's gang will not leave gracefully, because the Chávez regime has been "very good to their wallets," to paraphrase Chico Escuela.

The good news is that the public is not afraid to go out and march anymore.

Over in Cuba, they have to be watching all of this with concern.  Venezuela has been Cuba's "oil sugar daddy" for years but can't fill the regime's tank anymore.

Did the meteor kill the dinosaurs?  I don't know, but whatever is falling in Venezuela appears to signal the end of the corrupt Chávez-Maduro reign.

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.