I read Sir Ronald Sanders commentary with some amusement, because he has actually helped damn Maduro in his analysis.
Nicolás Maduro was raised as a Roman Catholic, although in 2012 it was reported that he was a follower of Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba and previously visited the guru in India in 2005.
His interest perhaps comes from his mother’s East Indian heritage.
Racially, Maduro has indicated that he identifies as mestizo (“mixed [race]”), stating that he includes as a part of his mestizaje (“racial mixture”) admixture from the Indigenous peoples of the Americas and Africans.
Maduro stated in a 2013 interview that “my grandparents were Jewish, from a Sephardic Moorish background, and converted to Catholicism in Venezuela”.
The changing economy and wave of kidnappings during the last decade of the 20th century led many members of Colombia’s Jewish community to emigrate. Most settled in Miami and other parts of the United States, many settled in Venezuela.
Due to persecution Maduro’s paternal grandparents left Colombia with his parents and all the children including himself.
Officially, Maduro was born into a leftist family, with his father being a union leader.
Maduro was raised in Calle 14, a street in Los Jardines, El Valle, a working-class neighborhood on the western outskirts of Caracas.
Nicolas was the only male of four siblings, he had “three sisters, María Teresa, Josefina, and Anita”.
The truth is Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was born in Colombia and has therefore never been eligible to hold the high office of President in Venezuela.
When asked in which country he was born, Maduro usually smiles and issues humorous quips. “I was born in Kenya, just like (U.S. President Barack) Obama,” he has said on numerous occasions.
There are good reason’s for him to hide his place of birth. The opposition in Venezuela argues that the proud Bolivarian was actually born in neighboring Colombia, which, were it true, could remove him from the presidency: The Venezuelan Constitution specifies that the president needs to be Venezuelan by birth and/or not hold dual citizenship.
But that has been said and written about before and on Maduro’s instruction the Venezuelan High Court ruled he was born in Venezuela.
Whether Maduro was born in Colombia or not, his roots can actually be traced back to the neighboring country. Maduro’s mother, Teresa de Jesús Moros Acevedo, was born in Cúcuta, a Colombian town on the border with Venezuela, documents show that she married Jesús Nicolás Maduro in Bogotá on Sept. 1, 1956.
It has been discovered that Nicolas Maduro’s claimed place of birth in Venezuela does not exist. Looking at his mother and sisters they are proven to be born in the Colombian border town of Cúcuta raising suspicions that Nicolas Maduro may himself be born in Colombia.
Due to a fire in Colombia the public registry for Nicolas Maduro’s year of birth may have been destroyed although it seems his birth in 1961 is in fact still on record. On the other hand, there is no record of Nicolas Maduro residing in Venezuela before he was sixteen years old.
A 50-page study was published in Spanish containing Maduro’s parents’ marriage certificate, birth certificates, and interviews with a number of neighbors of Maduro’s parents at the time, all of which requested to remain anonymous.
Miami’s El Nuevo Herald reported that Márquez spoke to “more than ten neighbors” independently, all testified the same way. The study concludes that Cuban nationals had tampered with the records in Bogotá, the Colombian capital, to destroy evidence that would link Maduro’s birth to the city.
“Cuban agents have made disappear all sorts of clues so that we could not trace the exact place and time of Maduro’s birth, both in Colombia and Venezuela.”
Maduro was part educated in Cuba, he was trained by the Cubans in politics, to be a cell sleeper. Castro ordered Chavez to adopt him into the central power position in Venezuela.
Maduro is often portrayed as a man with a simple background of being a bus driver, union official and someone who rose through the ranks to become Chavez’s Vice President.
The new images will certainly cause concern that the man is far more than that – a well-trained, hardline, old school communist from Havana in the 1980s.