A woman sits in front of posters with images of Venezuela A woman sits in front of posters with images of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, right, Argentinean born Cuban revolution leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara, center, and Cuba's leader Fidel Castro in a parking lot in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)  

Romney Spanish language ad links Chavez, Castro’s niece, Guevara to Obama

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

A new Romney Spanish-language television ad links President Obama to Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s niece, and Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara, according to a report from The Miami Herald.

Airing in Miami, the Florida paper reports, the ad shows Chavez, Castro’s niece supporting Obama and notes a September incident in which the Environmental Protection Agency erroneously sent a staff-wide email celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with a picture of the Guevera.

The television ad targets Cuban voters in the Miami area.

Translation and video, courtesy of The Miami Herald:


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Narrator: Who supports Barack Obama?

Chavez: “If I were American, I’d vote for Obama.”

Narrator: Raúl Castro’s daughter, Mariela Castro, would vote for Obama. 

Castro: “I would vote for President Obama.”

Narrator: And to top it off, Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency sent emails for Hispanic Heritage month with a photo of Che Guevara.

Chavez: “If Obama were from Barlovento (a Venezuelan town), he’d vote for Chávez.”

Romney: I’m Mitt Romney, and I approve this message.

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