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Donkey Business: Chavista Politico Tries to Enter TV Station atop Beast of Burden

By: Orlando Avendaño - @OrlvndoA - Oct 10, 2017, 9:56 am
Elections in Venezuela
Lacava intended to announce his candidacy for Governor of Carabobo, backed by President Nicolás Maduro’s United Socialist Party, but wasn’t allowed to enter on the donkey, which he rode to protest Globovisión’s alleged unfair treatment of the regime. (Twitter)

EspañolThe former Mayor of Puerto Cabello, Rafael Lacava, is the Venezuelan dictatorship’s chosen candidate for Governor of Carabobo. Always a polarizing figure, his campaign has been marked with eccentric moments in which he loses his shirt and dances drunk for his supporters. His latest stunt, however, involved riding into a television interview on a donkey.

Lacava reportedly wanted to promote his candidacy for Governor of Carabobo on Globovisión, but wasn’t allowed to enter the studio on a donkey.

Tweet: Arriving at Globovisión in our new transport fleet brought all the way from Germany though they didn’t let us in because they didn’t think it was appropriate.

Tweet: What a shame that the Globovisión people didn’t let me in for my interview on primera pagina to show off my new 4×4

Lacava was the only one we invited. We couldn’t let the donkey in for obvious reasons. 

Tweet: The last time that Lacava came to Globovisión he came in 3 brand new minivans and he was criticized for it. Today he wanted to do the opposite. 

Lacava said he was ridiculed during his previous visit to the studio for arriving with a caravan of SUVs. He claimed the vehicles were owned by Globovisión, but that has yet to be confirmed. He came riding in on a donkey in an apparent attempt to respond to that previous criticism.

“Look, the other day I got a few cars in Globovisión, which supposedly belonged to the owners here,” he said, “and they made it look like they were mine. And now, with my new fleet, I can’t go to Globovisión.”

“Since the Globovisión guards won’t let me in with my new German fleet then we have to withdraw (from the interview),” he said. “Because the owners, or the owners and the people who run Globovisión … has villainized me.”

According to Lacava, Globovisión is “utter trash” aligned with the Venezuelan opposition, despite that fact that they were bought by companies sympathetic to Nicolás Maduro and his regime.

Tweet: These are the four vans that led Rafael Lacava to show up on a donkey. 

Tweet: Lacava tried to appear on Globovisión on a donkey. And that is the same way that he is trying to arrive as governor, on a donkey. 

Orlando Avendaño Orlando Avendaño

Orlando Avendaño is a PanAm Post intern who resides in Caracas, Venezuela, where he studies social communication at Andrés Bello Catholic University. Follow @OrlvndoA.