Super Mustache causes a scandal in Venezuela. The government is actually manufacturing action figures of Maduro and his wife.
“They give children ideological toys, but deny them the right to a quality education,” warn their critics. In addition, the state channel VTV broadcasts an unusual cartoon based on the characters.
The controversy grows in Venezuela after the regime of Nicolás Maduro delivered Christmas gifts with propaganda to the children of Aragua, an area affected by a tragic landslide.
The executive vice president of that country, Delcy Rodríguez, reported on Sunday that the Government delivered almost 13 million toys.
The delivery included bicycles and figures of “Super Mustache” and “Super Cilita”, which also caused negative reactions.
“Priorities are reversed,” denounced Belkis Bolívar, leader of the Venezuelan Federation of Teachers, “they give away ideological toys to children, but they deny them the right to a quality education, to have a decent health system,” he told EFE.
In Bolívar’s opinion, “meanwhile, our schools are failing, teachers are poorly paid, without social security,” he added.
The action figures of Nicolas Maduro and his wife are “Super Mustache” and “Super Cilita”
These are two characters dressed as superheroes, created by Chavismo and based on the dictator Nicolás Maduro and his wife, the deputy Cilia Flores.
“Super Mustache” was born in 2019 when the then-president of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, accused Nicolás Maduro of having been behind the social protests against his government.
Back then, the Venezuelan leader scoffed at the accusations and spawned a bizarre cartoon depicting him as a superhero.
“Moreno says that it is my fault, that I move my mustaches and overthrow governments,” Maduro said at the time. And jokingly, he added: “I’m not Superman, I’m Super Mustache.”
The phrase did not stop there and “Super Mustache” became the cartoon of a Venezuelan superhero who fights the United States and its allies. The main villain of the saga is Donald Trump, former US president, whose center of operations is the White House, from where he talks with local opponents.
In fiction, Maduro wears a tight red suit, with a blue cape and undergarments outside the suit as dictated by the genre of fictional characters.
“With his iron hand” is the comic’s catchphrase. A phrase that the Venezuelan dictator used to repeat when he assumed power a decade ago and with which he threatened anyone who underestimated his ability to lead the Executive after the death of Hugo Chávez.
The unusual cartoon is broadcast by the Venezuelan state television channel, VTV, financed with public funds. And each episode has a running time of just over a minute.
Source: La Tercera