Madonna hits out at Venezuela leader


Madonna. AP /Evan Agostini, File

LOS ANGELES – US pop icon Madonna hit out at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, accusing his government of “fascism” over its handling of nationwide protests.

In a post alongside a picture of Maduro on image-sharing social network Instagram, Madonna accused the Venezuelan leader of human rights violations, while also condemning authorities in Russia and Ukraine.

“Apparantly (sic) Maduro is not familiar with the phrase “Human Rights”! Facism (sic) is alive and thriving in Venezuela and Russia,” Madonna wrote. “The Ukraine isn’t far behind!”

Venezuela has been gripped by weeks of protests that have left at least four people dead.

Demonstrators are angry over rampant street crime, runaway inflation, corruption and bleak job prospects in the country with the world’s largest proven oil reserves.

Maduro, who took office after the death of Hugo Chavez last year, has claimed the protests are part of a conspiracy to overthrow his government.

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  • dan

    god bless you madonna

  • Sara

    Madonna is not very well educated about politics. The protesters are lead by the extreme right, Leopolo Lopez who was educated in the US. He comes from a right wing of a family of politicians. Those protests are funded by the USA who try to put up a US puppet government in order to control their oil. Great Madonna, this is what you are supporting! Only time will tell how stupid you are. Do you want another US conflict? Let them resolve their problems and keep the US out of it. Madonna lacks of education and it shows in her Facebook posts. It’s embarrassing for a star of her magnitude. I guess power, fame or money is not everything. She has an high school diploma and you can tell.

    • JayC777

      Everyone on the right is on the ‘extreme’ right where the mindless are concerned. So, what do you have against policies that work?

  • Sara

    Being censored in here. I guess you call it freedom of speech.

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