MAGAzuelans, Venezuelans who supported Trump, justify their position

Marcelo Cuadro couldn’t vote to reelect President Donald Trump, but he would have if he was an American citizen. The 21-year-old is one of the many “MAGAzuelans” who weren’t able to vote for Trump but supported his reelection.

“Trump had my unconditional support even though I could not vote in the elections,” said Cuadro, who has been granted political asylum, but has not yet been granted citizenship.

Cuadro likes Trump because he confronted Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, who destroyed the economy of Venezuela.

“Trump is the only president of the United States who has confronted the political situation in Venezuela,” said Cuadro. 

Cuadro has been living in the United States for four years. He participated in a car caravan that supported Trump.

“Trump supported Juan Guaido when he decided to declare himself as acting president of Venezuela in 2019,” said Cuadro. “I had to express my support for Trump despite being unable to vote.”


Ignacio Dib is another “MAGAzuelan.” The 23-year-old considers Trump one of the presidents who has helped the economy in the United States.

“Since Trump became president, the economy of the country has improved,” said Dib. “He lowered the unemployment rate to 3%.”

Dib, who lives in Key Biscayne, shared information about the reelection of Trump on his social media as a way to keep voters informed.

“I distributed information on my social media account, so I could encourage new voters to make the proper decision,” said Dib.

Dib thinks the Venezuelan crisis has received more international attention thanks to all the diplomatic sanctions that Trump ordered in 2019 to isolate Maduro’s government.

“Trump made the Venezuelan crisis internationally recognized,” said Dib. 


Maria Jacome, ex-wife of a U.S. citizen, would have liked to vote for the reelection of Trump. She believes the future of Venezuela might be different if Trump had been reelected.

“Venezuela could have had a change in government if Trump had been reelected,” said Jacome, who lives in Venezuela.

The 70-year-old fears new president Joe Biden will reestablish relations with Maduro’s government.

“The sanctions that were made to Maduro’s government have to be respected by the new president,” said Jacome. 


Kelly Bradley is a broadcast journalism student at Florida International University who hopes to eventually become a newscaster. A native of Venezuela, her goal is to move to New York to pursue her dream.