The Venezuelan president decided to declare Christmas earlier this year – just because he can do so.
After Nocolas Maduro replaced Hugo Chavez as the president of Venezuela this April, he has been experiencing some difficulties. Food shortage, increased crime and power outages can’t even begin to describe the bad situation. And after the toilet paper shortage it looks like Maduro is finally doing something for the Venezuelan people. The president declared Christmas day on 1st of November, almost two months earlier than the actual holiday. Reports state that he also gave workers all over Venezuela the first two-thirds of the pensions and the bonuses. Some critics believe that Maduro’s decision is just a way to throw dust into people’s eyes just before the next elections, which will take place on December 8th.
Either way, it doesn’t look like an early Christmas can do much for the people since shiny Christmas toys can’t really fix the country’s problems.