The acting President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro called the country's opposition "heirs of Hitler". In such a way he reacted to their campaign against the affiliate program with Cuba launched under Chavez.
Cuban doctors and nurses have for over 10 years provided free assistance to residents of poor quarters and rural areas. In response Caracas daily sends about 100,000 barrels of oil to help the Island of Freedom. According to the opposition, such practice is unprofitable. Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles in case of winning the elections will stop the subsidized oil supplies to Cuba.
"The campaign against Cuba is similar to the campaign waged against the Jews in Nazi Germany," said Maduro at a rally in the state of Barinas.
The early presidential elections in Venezuela will be held on April 14. Maduro and Capriles will fight for the highest post. A few months before his death, Chavez said he wants Maduro to be his successor.