Maduro Minus Moustache

Confident in his house-building abilities, Maduro gets ready to go all reverse Movember on Venezuela.


Just in case you missed it live on Tuesday night’s radio show, the Washington Post’s Nick Mirnoff wrote a particularly colorful recap of the Venezuelan President’s latest important public policy announcement: He will shave off his moustache if 1 million homes are not built by December 31st.

“Now this is no ordinary moustache,” Mirnoff writes, “the lustrous, jet-black, Selleck-esque strip crowded onto the president’s upper lip is easily the most recognizable feature of a man who has struggled mightily in the shadow of the late leader Hugo Chavez.”

Having learned a lesson from his predecessor, at least Maduro is playing it safe: whiskers or no whiskers, he will (unfortunately) still be Maduro. Had Chávez followed through with his hyperbolic unfulfilled presidential promise, he would’ve had to have changed his name. 


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  1. This is a publicity stunt to attempt to humanize him in the foreign press at a time when he has become a symbol of totalitarian repression.

  2. It’s not Jesse’s fault if the guarimberos imperialistas from Uribe keep cutting the electricity cables at every tree top. But the Derwick bolichicos will soon buy some more used power plants from Ethiopia or their pro-energy buddies to solve the pesky apagones little issue. Todo queda entre panas.


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