Birtherism Heads South

Via the Colombia ReportsNicolas Maduro is Colombian: Venezuela’s opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was born in Colombia and consequently impeded to be head of state, said that country’s opposition Monday.

In an interview with CNN Español, opposition figure Pablo Medina alleged that Maduro was born in the Colombian border city of Cucuta and consequently a Colombian citizen.

Where’s the birth certificate? 

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Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter