Wednesday, November 23, 2016

President dances salsa while Venezuela churns

Caracas (AFP) - Venezuelans are running short of food, medicine and patience, but fear not: President Nicolas Maduro is here to cheer them up -- by dancing salsa.

Grinning under his black mustache, the burly, towering socialist swivels his hips and twirls his wife Cilia Flores in front of the cameras.

"People say I'm crazy for dancing salsa," he said on one recent broadcast.

"Hands up everybody who dances salsa! Admit it, we're all crazy!"

With hunger and violent crime gripping the country and the opposition calling for his head, this is Maduro's new strategy for winning hearts and minds ....