Great Mustache! The Venezuelan government mocks the cartoon in which Nicolas Maduro attacks the United States

Mr. Borges, a former congressman, responded to the episode by tweeting photos of Venezuelans rummaging through trash for leftover food. He added, “Here is the truth; Venezuela’s Super Destroyer. Maduro is misery and corruption.

A later episode, released this month, shows the socialist superhero slaying a giant sea monster, with skeletal features and also sent by the White House, which had blocked ships carrying Chinese, Cuban and Russian Covid-19 vaccines. to reach Venezuela.

Both episodes end with a thunderous rendition of “Indestructible,” classic salsa great Ray Barretto, while the occupant of the Oval Office, looking like a skinny version of Invincibles franchise villain Syndrome, but with a shock of Donald Trump Blonde Hair, vents his frustration.

“Sophisticated propaganda”

It’s unclear whether the juvenile cartoon will succeed in winning hearts and minds in a society ravaged for years by hunger, tyranny and one of the highest murder rates in the world.

Nonetheless, Guillermo Zubillaga, Venezuelan coordinator of the Americas Society-Council of the Americas, a New York-based think tank, insisted that Super Mustache should be taken seriously as a sophisticated government-funded propaganda tool. state money.

“It’s an Orwellian, repetitive, direct message that no matter what you do, we [the dictatorship] aren’t going anywhere,’ Mr Zubillaga told The Telegraph. “It has an impact on the population, who at this stage have no real choice but to listen to the radio or watch the regime-owned or controlled television.”

The cartoon comes as Covid-19 cases “explode” in Venezuela, according to Mr Zubillaga. He dismisses as improbable the Maduro regime’s claim that it vaccinated nearly 53% of the population.

According to OPEC, Venezuela is the only country with greater oil reserves in Saudi Arabia. But more than two decades of corrupt and repressive socialist rule have left the country, once one of the richest in Latin America, with a poverty rate of over 90%.

This has caused an exodus of six million Venezuelan refugees, many of whom are now begging on street corners from Bogota to Buenos Aires. In terms of numbers, only the exodus from Syria has rivaled the refugee crisis in Venezuela in recent years.

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