Venezuela leader: Of­fi­cials treated like Jews un­der Nazis

The Daily Observer - - WORLD NEWS -

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s pres­i­dent is com­par­ing treat­ment of his gov­ern­ment’s of­fi­cials abroad to that of Jews in Nazi Ger­many.

Pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Maduro on Tues­day night crit­i­cized Venezue­lan ex­pa­tri­ates who have been ha­rass­ing or yelling at Venezue­lan of­fi­cials abroad, or who use so­cial me­dia to post photos of the so­cial­ist of­fi­cials liv­ing it up over­seas while the coun­try’s peo­ple are strug­gling with eco­nomic cri­sis.

The Venezue­lan leader de­clared, “We are the Jews of the 21st cen­tury.”

Maduro also sug­gested that the huge protests that have con­vulsed the na­tion for six weeks are sim­i­lar to the ral­lies Nazi leader Adolf Hitler presided over in the 1930s.

The South Amer­i­can coun­try’s so­cial­ist ad­min­is­tra­tion of­ten char­ac­ter­izes the or­ga­nized op­po­si­tion as “fas­cist,” and has re­cently been ac­cus­ing op­po­nents of try­ing to stage a coup.

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