After Nicolás Maduro took away all power to legislate from the National Assembly and kept it for himself, deputies have a lot of time to kill. It’s only fitting that one of the first things they decide to do is … plunge, head first, right in the middle of a celebrity catfight!
Roque Valero is a Venezuelan telenovela actor (according to Wikipedia) who has publicly supported Nicolás Maduro. Guillermo Dávila is a well-known actor and singer who has publicly come out to support Henrique Capriles.
The other day Valero and his family were at a supermarket in the posh Los Naranjos neighborhood, and they got jeered and whistled at. Valero alleges Dávila was at the market and began leading the crowd on, until he was forced to leave.
You’re probably as bored reading about this as I am writing about it, so I’ll try and write it up: the National Assembly has unanimously called Dávila to appear in front of the Comittee on Media. He will apparently be charged with “instigating hatred.”
This comes on the heel of Nicolás Maduro saying the incident proves the opposition are, get this … intolerant.
It’s only fitting – in a country with soaring crime rates, galloping inflation, scarcity, crumbling infrastructure … this is what lawmakers are worried about.
Then again, they aren’t lawmakers any more, just people with a huge budget and lot of time on their hand.