This jibe was first published in the newspaper Avance and then republished by Bohemia on June 5, 1938. A self-satisfied President Brú (whose nickname was Fico) stands on a scale labeled gobierno (government) and wonders “how can there still be those who doubt that I carry weight in this government.” Unbeknown to the president, an apelike Batista is pressing his foot down on the scale, clearly reflecting the cartoonist's view of who was in charge of the Cuban government.

From Fulgencio Batista: from revolutionary to strongman by Frank Argote-Freyre

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  • Figure 16. This jibe was first published in the newspaper Avance and then republished by Bohemia on June 5, 1938. A self-satisfied President Brú (whose nickname was Fico) stands on a scale labeled gobierno (government) and wonders “how can there still be those who doubt that I carry weight in this government.” Unbeknown to the president, an apelike Batista is pressing his foot down on the scale, clearly reflecting the cartoonist's view of who was in charge of the Cuban government.