Candidates for the presidential elections to be held on April 14 in Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, ruling candidate, and the opposition option, Henrique Capriles, were represented in dolls and then set in fire this Easter Sunday at the traditional burning of Judas, tradition that each year expresses the people’s discontent on a public and political figure of the country.
The puppets were made in fabric, more than a meter high, and with pictures representing the two candidates for the occasion.
In Caracas, Maduro’s supporters, burned a rag doll of Capriles “for betraying the Venezuelan people and give up to the interests of Imperialism,” said Nahum Fernandez, councilor of the Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV).
While on the opposing side, a rag doll with the heads of Nicolas Maduro, the Interior Minister Nestor Reverol and Mayor of the Liberator Municipality of Caracas, Jorge Rodriguez, caught on fire by a group in the parish of La Candelaria, north of capital. “These people have betrayed not only the country but especially to Caracas, abandoned in the insecurity and deterioration,” said Carlos Julio Rojas, one of the promoters of the burning.