What could it mean?
It means these guys have been around the block with the world's favorite superpower and know what the hell the deal is. I might not love either one, but I admire ballsy truth tellin' to power.
Maduro to Secretary of State John Kerry:
Who are you to talk about Venezuela with the many problems the United States has, economic, social and political problems that are overwhelming the people of the United States? Take your eyes off Venezuela. Stop with the scripted intervention. Close your eyes when listening to a U.S. government official, and you’re listening to any of these bourgeois leaders. The U.S. will not recognize the election result. We don’t care about recognition. We decided freely, and we will be free and independent, with or without you. We don’t care about your opinion.
I got the quote here.