Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro used his social media to celebrate Rock Day, celebrated around the world.
Maduro wrote in the caption of a photo from a rock concert that rhythm is one of his passions and that it brought “emotions [ao] remember the time of militancy and rebellion “that music has packed in your life.
“I celebrate World Rock Day by sending a special greeting to all my colleagues and friends who share the same passion as me: Rock. How many emotions to remember the time of militancy and rebellion in which this song has always accompanied us. Happy Day!” , said
I celebrate the World Day of Rock by sending a special greeting to all my friends and friends who share this same passion that I: Rock. How many emotions to remember that era of militancy and rebellion in which this music has always accompanied us. Happy day! pic.twitter.com/esP3xwMgUC
– Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) July 13, 2020
Followers questioned the president, criticizing him for not talking about other issues considered important for the country, such as combating the pandemic of coronavirus and measures for the economy.
Venezuela has lived under Maduro’s administration since 2013, when he took over because of the illness and death of Hugo Chávez. In 2018, he was re-elected in a process questioned by the international community.
In 2019, Maduro took office for the term of 2025, creating a crisis in which the National Assembly did not recognize his powers and Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president – recognized by Brazil, the USA and other countries.
As a young man, Maduro participated in union movements and became involved with militancy linked to the left wing of Venezuela, participating in campaigns for the liberation of Hugo Chávez – imprisoned in the 1990s after attempted coups against the government of Carlos Pérez – and the launch from the “chavista” to the presidency of the country.