As Venezuela lurches from crisis to crisis President Maduro moonlights as salsa DJ

Amid an escalating humanitarian crisis, and after the abrupt suspension of a referendum designed to oust him from power, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has launched a midday radio show.

But La Hora de la Salsa has drawn outright derision from the president’s critics, who see it as tactless and mistimed, given the country’s cratering economy and acute shortages of medicine and food.