The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has reportedly moved Christmas.
The Huffington Post reports per Fox News Latino that Maduro declared “early Christmas” in the interest of “happiness for all people.” The change to a holiday starting November 1st was even accompanied by celebrations.
Some critics though, see Maduro’s move as politically motivated. As noted here, the “early Christmas” means bonuses for many workers in the South American country will now be paid out early. As the Huffington Post notes, “just a week before the country is slated to hold municipal elections, on Dec. 8.”
Maduro’s first term has been described as “rocky.” Since he took office the country has suffered a number of ills including – food shortages, electricity blackouts, and a faltering economy.
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