Venezuela: Maduro Welcomes Castro – Hope He Likes Ketchup – While Cuban Flag Runs for Freedom
… during the welcoming ceremonies the Cuban flag, like so many of its citizens, made a break for freedom!
As the juxtaposed photos below indicate, the old adage that full shelves are better for sales is being put to the test in Venezuela. On the left we see the bare milk and meat section while on the right is enough ketchup to float a battleship. Bear in mind that this country is a member of OPEC and, one would think, very wealthy. sadly that wealth isn’t making its way down to the person in the street, or in the supermarket.
In yet another juxtaposition today several leaders of like-minded countries, Raoul Castro of Cuba at the forefront, are gathering in Caracas to commemorate the late Hugo Chavez. While hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans will hold their positions at street barricades in protest of the policies that Chavez set in place and that current president Nicholas Maduro is maintaining.
I have a sneaking suspicion the honored guests will not be eating ketchup soup with ketchup pie and ketchup ice cream.
Godspeed Venezuela! Chévere!
As if the ketchup-laced menu wasn’t bad enough, during the welcoming ceremonies the Cuban flag, like so many of its citizens, made a run for freedom!
DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+