President Obama as a Barking Dog and Other Anti-American Street Art in Venezuela

March 20, 2015 | Bucky Turco

For years, relations between America and Venezuela have been frosty, but things took a turn for the worse when President Obama issued a bizarre executive order declaring the South American country an “extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” which of course, it isn’t. Venezuelan officials responded by launching a local and international campaign against U.S. rhetoric, which included declaring “anti-imperialist day” in all schools and urging students to write letters to POTUS denouncing the shift in policy. This call for anti-American propaganda has reached the streets, with artists painting murals and street art depicting Obama as a war monger and as a canine, with stenciled words that translates to: “Barking dogs seldom bite.”

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