"You have these manipulative democracies where you don't throw journalists into jail or kill them but you control print and electronic media to a degree that after you win the election, there's really no way to contest the power structure in the country."
"That statues, concrete and bronze conjurings of the past, should provide a rallying point for an ever-shifting national conversation about 'becoming' should not come as a shock,” Marianne Thamm wrote in the Daily Maverick.
"Nobody could think that in a process of reestablishing relations, which we're trying to move forward on with the United States, Cuban support for Venezuela could be made conditional," Cuban Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel said. "If they attack Venezuela, they're attacking Cuba. And Cuba will always be on Venezuela's side above all things.”