Uncle Sam is alive, but not so well, on the walls of Caracas. If Che and Simón Bolívar are the undisputed champions of Venezuelan street art, he is just as starkly the enemy. The Northerner-- better known here as Yankee or Imperialist-- would do better scamper home, according to the many government murals and non-state tags decorating the city.
Above, he takes the form of a snake, donning a top hat decorated with skeletons. 'Oust Imperialism from Venezuela,' screams the slogan above. The drawing is a little dated, as you can tell from the paint, but provides pretty clear insight into the rather tepid feelings towards the United States. Of course, this is far from an exclusively Venezuelan sentiment, but it is striking that it is fueled by the government.
Independent taggers also send similar messages to the gringos, as you can see:
'Americans, out of Latin America.'